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Charles C. Meador ’31

Charles C. Meador ’31, April 22, 1994, in Portland. He was self-employed as a television dealer and repairman in Portland for most of his career. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. He was a member and former president of the English Springer Spaniel Club. He is survived by his wife.

Wendell Maccoby ’41

Wendell Maccoby ’41, in December 13, 1994, in Tigard, Oregon. Mac received a master's degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1950. He began working for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the 1950s as a statistical analyst and remained with that agency until his retirement. His first wife, Mabel, with whom he had two children, died in 1983. Upon retirement, he returned to Oregon to live. In 1985, he married Helen Hibbard, and the couple settled in the Tigard area. He was a past president of the Southern California Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; a son, a brother, Nathan Maccoby ’33; and a sister-in-law Eleanor Emmons Maccoby ’39.

Sylvia Kendrick MacColl Rudy ’62

Sylvia Kendrick MacColl Rudy ’62, of cancer, December 31, 1993, at her home in Berkeley Heights, New York. She had been a professor of anthropology at Upsala College, East Orange, New York, since 1973. She earned a master's degree from Brandeis University in 1967 and a doctorate from Washington University in 1969. A devoted teacher, she served as chairperson of the department of sociology, anthropology, and social work at Upsala and directed the microcomputer laboratory and the office of institutional research. She was a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association, and she served as an outside evaluator for colleges, workshops, and grant programs. While her research work centered on kinship systems, she also provided research to support the Ramapough Mountain Indians in their petition for federal recognition. She was active in the Berkeley Heights League of Women Voters and served as president from 1982 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 1991. She is survived by her husband, Donald A. Rudy ’62, and three grown children, including Sylvia A. Rudy ’93.

Mary Catherine Teeling McNeil ’49

Mary Catherine Teeling McNeil ’49, February 12, 1995, in Lebanon, Oregon. She attended Reed for two years and later spent one year in business college. She married Gordon McNeil in 1957; the couple later divorced. She lived and worked in Tangent, Albany, and Lebanon, Oregon. For nine year she worked for U.S. Epperson Insurance Company, and from 1983 until 1994 she worked for Emmons Kropp Law Firm. She was a member of the Linn-Benton Legal Secretaries Association. Survivors include two sons.

Marie-Louise Langdell Melvin MAT ’58

Marie-Louise Langdell Melvin MAT ’58, June 14, 1995, in Portland. After earning her master's degree from Reed, she earned a special education certificate for teaching crippled children. She taught art, foreign languages, and social studies at the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children through the Portland Public School District from 1956 until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of the Oregon Retired Educators Association and Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teachers' sorority. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, two sons, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Maggy McCormick Brown ’88

Maggie Brown ’88, April 12, 1998, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, of breast cancer. She was a PhD candidate in the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded two prestigious fellowships in her field: the Bourse Chateaubriand Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship for work towards her dissertation in Paris. After graduating from Reed, she cofounded the Women’s Health Education Project in New York City with Stephanie Stevens ’86 and Susan Davis ’88. She also worked for several years in the Center for Medical Consumers, founded by Arthur Levin ’57. She is survived by three sisters, a brother, grandmother, uncle, four nieces and nephews, and her partner, Cameron Flint ’87.

Martha MacCollum Fariss ’38

Martha MacCollum Fariss ’38, April 23, 1998, in Portland. She was a homemaker. She also served as past president of the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs and was a board member of the Oregon Roadside Council and the Leach Botanical Gardens. She is survived by her husband, Robert Fariss ’36; daughter, Ashleen (Linda) Fariss ’72; a brother; and a grandchild.

Marjorie P. Maxwell ’36

Marjorie Maxwell ’36, February 16, 1998, in Portland. She taught high school in Hood River and Coos Bay, Oregon, before entering the medical technology training program at the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health Sciences University). In 1944, she became a certified medical technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She worked in a private laboratory in downtown Portland before joining the staff of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory in 1947. Her first position was an entry level medical technologist in the clinical chemistry division, but she later advanced to chemistry supervisor and then became chief medical technologist of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, the position she held until her retirement in 1976. She is survived by a cousin.

Chester L. Moran MA ’63

Chester Moran MA ’63, March 31, 1995, in Gresham, Oregon. His undergraduate work was done at Oregon State University. He was a teacher at Marshall High School in Portland and later became vice principal of Monroe High School. He was married and had three children.

Daniel C. Momyer ’48

Daniel Momyer ’48, March 28, 1998, in Portland. He did graduate work in business for one year at the University of California. In 1950, he began work with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on the Columbia Basin Project, working in an administrative capacity and later becoming assistant to the project manager. He then joined the personnel department of the U.S. Forest Service, where he worked as a safety and personnel trainer in the Portland office, retiring in 1980. He is survived by his wife of 39 years; a son; three daughters; a brother, and five grandchildren.

Allan H. Muir ’42

Allan Muir ’42, October 26, 1997, in Long Beach, California. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of California in 1956 and worked as an economist for Convair Company in California. He later had a consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, contracting primarily with U.S. government agencies.

Mary Murphy Anderson ’47

Mary Murphy Anderson ’47 was reported to have died in Portland. She attended Reed for one year and later obtained a degree in music education at Portland State University. She was a real estate investor and a substitute music teacher in Clackamas County, Oregon, and she had four sons. Her brother, Harry B. Murphy ’41, graduated from Reed.

Mary Virginia Morris McGrath ’37

The college recently received notice of the death of Mary Virginia Morris McGrath ’37, March 30, 1999, in Carmel Valley, California.

Ward Malvern Millar ’52

Ward M. Millar ’52, January 27, 1999, in Laguna Niguel, California. He also attended the University of California, Berkeley. He served in the military during World war II and the Korean War, and recounted his experiences as a prisoner of war in both conflicts in his book, Valley of the Shadow. He retired from the military after 25 years of service, and later held executive position with the American Red Cross in Los Angeles and Consolidated Micrographics in Laguna Niguel. Survivors include his wife; four daughters; a son; a brother; and 13 grandchildren.

Frances Ellen Morse ’42

Frances Ellen Morse ’42, January 21, 1999, in Portland. She worked at Oregon Health Sciences University for 31 years, retiring as director of admitting in 1983. She was a member of Parklane Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by a sister and a close friend.

Ruth McDonald Janke ’30

Ruth McDonald Janke ’30, March 7, 2000, in Portland, where she had lived since 1978. After graduating from Reed, she did graduate work in psychology and literature at the University of Washington and in education Washington State College, Ellensburg (now Washington State University). She taught English and Latin in Antelope, Oregon and Klickitat, Washington, where she met and married her husband, Walter Janke. They settled in Lebanon, Oregon, and she taught at Lebanon Union High School and later at Sweet Home High School, retiring in 1972. In 1978, they returned to live in Portland to be near their children. Her husband died in 1990. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking, and visiting with family. She is survived by her sons, Peter Janke ’62 and Tim Janke ’68.

James M. Martin ’54

James M. Martin ’54 was reported to have died in Sumrall, Mississippi. He earned an MD at Washington University, St. Louis, and practiced radiology in Missouri and Mississippi. He was married and had two children. (Possible date of death: April 10, 1999.)

Yvonne Belle Welling Messick ’52

Yvonne Welling Messick ’52, January 12, 2000, in Anacortes, Washington. She attended Reed for two years and continued her education at Roosevelt University, Chicago, where she earned a BA in sociology. While in Chicago, she worked as an advocate in race relations for the American Friends Service Committee. In 1955, she moved to Washington, her home state, where she met and married her husband, Buzz Messick, and completed a master’s in social work at the University of Washington. She worked for 35 years as a social worker with Children’s Protective Services, Department of Social and Health Services, retiring in 1995 as a supervisor. In retirement, she was an active volunteer in Skagit County, serving on the Anacortes Museum Board and as a docent for the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner. She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed visits to the opera and local museums. Survivors include two daughters, her father, and a brother.

Joyce Evans Mowry ’52

Joyce Evans Mowry ’52, March 3, 2001, in King City, Oregon, of complications from surgery. After graduating from Reed, she was a supervisor in public assistance for the State of Washington for six years. She married Ronald Mowry ’52 in November, 1952, and in 1959 they both entered the graduate program in social work at the University of Washington, earning MSW degrees in 1962. She returned to work for the public assistance department for five years, and held other positions in the field of social work in Oregon, California, and Minnesota, until retiring after the removal of a brain tumor in 1979. She and her husband lived in Hawaii during the 1980s and moved to King City, Oregon, in 1989. Survivors include Ronald, a sister, a niece, and three nephews.

Robert Leroy Morris ’63

Robert L. Morris ’63, of cancer, March 2, 2001, in Portland. He attended Reed for two years and then attended Portland State University, where he graduated. He was a well-known clinical engineer at Oregon Health Sciences University for 34 years, retiring in 1998 as director of clinical engineering and assistant professor in the pathology department. He was a founder and past president of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), a professional association founded in 1991. He was a consultant for the United Nations, the World Bank and the U.S. Treasury, and held appointments at two universities in China. He also volunteered his time extensively around the world in humanitarian relief efforts. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation has established the Robert L. Morris Humanitarian ACCE Award in his honor. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two sisters, two brothers, and one grandchild.

Kenneth G. McGill ’30

Kenneth McGill ’30, February 8, 2001, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, he taught high school on an Indian reservation in eastern Montana for a year. He earned a master’s degree in Latin from the University of Oregon in 1932 and spent two years as a graduate assistant to Dr. Sisson [Edward O., philosophy 1911–43] at Reed. For eight years he tutored high school pupils in Portland, substituted in high schools, and taught evening classes. He then became a high school teacher in Portland’s newly developed department of special education, where he was home teacher to injured or severely handicapped pupils for about 25 years, retiring in 1972. He married Louise Noyer ’31 in 1942 and they had two daughters. He was a member of the board of United Cerebral Palsy. Survivors include his daughters; a brother; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Louise died in 1985.

Phillip K. Murthe ’55

Phillip Murthe ’55, of cancer, February 20, 2001, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, he worked for Standard Insurance Company as a manager in the policy owners service department. Beginning in 1960, he also played bass for the Oregon Symphony, a position he held for 30 years. In 1973, he became director of Portland’s Community Music Center, which was established in 1957 by the Portland Parks and Recreation Department to provide music classes for all ages. In 1982, he resigned from the center to devote more time to his work with the Oregon Symphony. He is survived by a cousin.

Robert M. Maulsby ’45

Robert Maulsby ’45, November 21, 2001, in Manila, the Philippines. He was the president of Transocean Holdings, an international freight and investment holding company located in Manila. He attended Reed for three years and then transferred to the University of Washington, where he earned a BS in physics in 1946. In 1967, he earned an MBE from Claremont Graduate School, and he also earned advanced degrees in physics and electrical engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves, and he attended the U.S. Navy electronics school in 1946–47. He worked as an engineer on a variety of naval projects in the 1950s, and he was lead engineer for the Apollo Project ground systems, North American Aviation, in 1964–66. During the Vietnam War, he was sent on a mission to the U.S. Naval Station at Subic Bay, Philippines, to set up a laboratory there to investigate missile misfiring. He decided to remain there and establish a business, and in 1973 founded Transocean Holdings. He was the author of a book on advanced physics and engineering, Fourier and Laplace Transform Theory in Linear Systems, published in 1993. He was married and had one daughter.

Terry Merz ’62

Terry Merz ’62, July 1, 2001, in Palo Alto, California, of a heart attack while playing tennis. He entered the PhD program in Slavic linguistics at the University of Chicago and spent a year doing research in Yugoslavia on a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship. He earned the PhD in 1970, and in 1971–72 did advanced research in Yugoslavia on a senior Fulbright. In 1980, he became a partner in Educational Catalysts, an educational consulting firm based in Palo Alto. In the late 1980s, he joined Educomp Systems in Mountain View, where he became president and CEO, and was later the president and CEO of Administrative Software Applications, a software development company in Mountain View. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and his brothers.

Jeanette Maling Rivkin ’47

Jeanette (Jay) Maling Rivkin ’47, January 4, 2002, in London, after a brief illness. After graduating from Reed, she went to work for Time magazine in New York City, and then moved to Paris to work for the Marshall Plan. There, she met and married Arnold Rivkin, and in the early 1950s they moved to London, where she devoted her time to raising their three children. In 1960, they moved to Washington, D.C., where they lived for 10 years. In 1970, after her husband’s early death, she moved her family back to London, where she worked as a low-income housing specialist for several years before retiring. She is survived by two daughters; a son, Mitchell Rivkin ’79; a sister, and four grandchildren.

Francis S. Murphy ’36

Francis S. Murphy ’36, March 29, 2003, in Portland, of complications from polyneuropathy. Murph graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. An article he sold to the Oregonian about his trip with a friend to Mexico City in a Model A Ford—at the opening of the Pan American Highway—led to his working for the newspaper as a "copy boy." He served stateside in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, and worked as an editor of his camp newspaper and as a United Press correspondent. When Murph returned to the Oregonian, he was hired to organize a new microfilm system and to assist the radio columnist. In 1952, he became the radio and television editor, writing the column, "Behind the Mike." As television’s presence in America enlarged, Murph traveled to Hollywood, New York, London, and to a variety of filming locations, to conduct interviews with actors and network officials. He reviewed approximately 2500 programs before retiring in 1979. Murph received the President’s Honor Award of the Portland Advertising Federation in 1975. During his years at the Oregonian, he supported his passion for archaeology by taking 25 trips to the jungles of Guatemala and the Yucatan. He once reported that he held his Reed thesis on Mayan archaeology responsible for those journeys and for his role as archaeologist on three American expeditions into the Quintana Roo territory in 1965, 1966, and 1968. Murph was a member of the prestigious Explorers Club; he mapped and photographed many Mayan sites since destroyed by hurricanes and the dynamite of treasure hunters. He wrote dozens of articles on the Maya, and a book, Dragon Mask Temples in the Central Yukatan. For the Reed alumni association, Murph served as editor from 1930 to 1949, and also served a term as treasurer and as director. He was married briefly in the early ’50s. Of his second marriage he was delighted to say that his proposal to Clare Eastham (Cooke) ’38, on the night of his graduation, suffered a delayed response. "After thinking it over carefully, she finally accepted and we were married in Hong Kong in 1974." The couple lived in Portland and in Hong Kong and traveled extensively before her death in 1990. Murph returned to Portland in 1994. He was a member of the City Club and the First Congregational Church.

Lenard John Mansholt ’51

Lenard J. Mansholt ’51, April 7, 2003, from heart complications, in Washington. Lenard’s education in a Kansas farming community was considered complete following the eighth grade, but after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he used the G.I. Bill to complete an accelerated high school program in Seattle in 11 months. At the encouragement of an instructor in the program, Lenard applied to Reed, and studied for four years with a focus in economics. He worked during the academic year and sold the Encyclopedia Britannica door-to-door in the summers. After leaving Reed, he went to work for Pay & Save Drugs and Marketime (later Fred Meyer) in Washington, and was a member and business agent with U.F.C.W. Locals 330 and 1001. Lenard kept a focus on political activism and economy throughout his lifetime. His purview on politics and big business initiated his campaign for a congressional seat that he never expected to win, but which allowed him to voice his views on local and national government. "If you don’t discuss with those who disagree," he stated, "you don’t know the weaknesses in your own argument." In retirement, he and his wife, Marjorie, enjoyed extensive travel throughout the U.S. in their motorhome. Joseph M. Hardman ’51 wrote that Lenard was "one of Reed’s real, unheralded success stories . . . He was a stout-hearted and certified member of the greatest generation whose life and contributions reflect great credit not only upon him but also his alma mater." Lenard is survived by his wife, his brother, and three sisters.

Linda Muchnic Polesky ’58

Linda Muchnic Polesky ’58, February 25, 2003, from lung cancer, in Beverly Hills. Linda received a bachelor’s degree from Reed in political science. She married Reese E. Polesky in 1959, and completed a master’s degree in library science from Emory University in 1961. She and her husband raised a daughter and son, and Linda lent her talents to her home and community. She identified herself as an arts advocate, and served as chair of the docent council for the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts.

Theodore A. Myers ’52

Theodore A. Myers ’52, April 30, 2003, from cancer, in Seattle. Ted received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Reed, and joined the U.S. Army, with service in the Korean War conflict. Following that time, he worked for Associated Grocers in Seattle, then moved to Honolulu, where he had a charter boat business and later a business in shipping fresh pineapples. He eventually returned to his family home in Everett, Washington, to care for his ailing parents. Ted is remembered as a generous and friendly individual.

Beatrice Horn Maio ’31

Beatrice Horn Maio ’31, May 10, 2000, in California. Beatrice attended Reed for two years. She married Richard W. Maio, and they had two daughters. Her life with her family, and later her work with the Cloverdale Library (1963-74), were the primary occupations of her life. She also served as historian for the Cloverdale Historical Society. Beatrice found pleasure in her life as a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Isabel F. Mayhew ’22

Isabel F. Mayhew ’22, February 9, 2001, in Seattle, Washington. Isabel attended Reed for three years, after which she taught elementary school for 11 years. She worked on a W.P.A. project for five years, and for six years headed an indexing project for the Quartermaster General in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a librarian at the University of Washington for 23 years. Several years before retirement in 1970, Isabel discovered a calling to be a biologist "along the lines of Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and Sally Carrighar." At the time of her 50th-year class reunion, she remarked that her adult years had been truly enjoyable, adding: "Though I can bring very little 'in strength of maturity,’ I am grateful to Reed College for a philosophy that has sustained me in health and happiness."

Marjorie Tator McDonald ’34

Marjorie Tator McDonald ’34, January 29, 1998. Marjorie graduated from Reed with a BA in anthropology. She married Roderick L. McDonald and lived in California.

Hugh Stanford McLeod ’57

Hugh Stanford McLeod ’57, March 23, 2004, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hugh received a BA from Reed in biology. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served as a cryptographer for two years. From there he attended Harvard Medical School, graduating cum laude in 1963, with a DMD. He earned an MS in orthodontia from the University of Illinois in 1965, after which he opened an orthodontic practice in Albuquerque. In addition to his 30-year practice, Hugh taught dental students at the University of New Mexico. He received the Dr. Norman B. Nesbett Medal for excellence in the field of dentistry. His community associations were numerous: He was active in the Rotary Del Norte Club of Albuquerque and in Rotary International; he was a 20-year member of the YMCA board of directors, and a Shriner and Mason. Other interests included performing on the bagpipes for 30 years, also as a member of the Ballut Abyad Pipe Band; and he was an accomplished inventor. A man who loved life, he offered his talents and service to others with great kindness. He married Sally Brogan ’60; they had five children, and later divorced. Survivors include his wife, Carol, and his two daughters and three sons.

Evelyn Mae Moats MA ’50

Evelyn M. Moats, MA ’50, February 19, 2004, in Sandy, Oregon. Evelyn taught school in Grants Pass, Oregon. In 1990 she moved to Gresham, and later to Sandy. She is survived by two sisters.

William F. Morrison ’28

William F. Morrison ’28, February 15, 1999, in Seaside, Oregon. William attended Reed for three years, and lived on the Oregon Coast.

Hazel Kathryn Murray ’20

Hazel Kathryn Murray ’20, January 20, 1992, in Washington. Hazel attended Washington State College (University) at Pullman for two years, then transferred to Reed, receiving a BA in economics. Following graduation, she took a position as principal of an elementary school in Dungeness, Washington. She worked within the Clallam Bay community for 43 years, as a principal, superintendent, and teacher. She relished the years she taught in high school classrooms. In 1937, she and her brother bought a merchandising business, which they operated for 23 years. ("Here I put into practice what I had learned in Professor Hastings’ [Hudson B., 1911–20] economics classes at Reed.") Outside of her academic and business careers, Hazel volunteered for the Red Cross, United Good Neighbors, various county and state education associations, Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and for the Presbyterian Church. She did graduate study at the University of Washington, the University of Hawaii, and UCLA during summer sessions; toured all U.S. states, but one; and also traveled to Mexico and Canada.

Ednalois Maxon Saunders ’27

Ednalois Maxon Saunders ’27, April 8, 2003, in Portland. Eddie Lo earned a BA in biology from Reed. Following graduation she took a course at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, and worked as a clinical laboratory technician. In 1930 she attended the University of Oregon to complete her education credentials, and became a math and science teacher. In 1935 she married Caroll W. Saunders, and they moved to Fossil, Oregon, where they opened a pharmacy. After World War II, the couple sold the pharmacy, and built another in The Dalles, Oregon. While her son and daughter were young, Eddie Lo worked as a substitute teacher, and then taught full time, retiring in 1968 as head of the math department at The Dalles Junior High School. The couple sold their pharmacy at the same time, and embarked on a traveling retirement, with winters in Mexico. Caroll died in 1981.

Elizabeth Lu Mall Trumbo ’33

Elizabeth Lu Mall Trumbo ’33, March 17, 1999, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Reed and faced a difficult job market for teaching, her intended occupation. Because of a course she had taken in statistics at Reed, she gained employment with the newly founded Relief Committee in Portland. She worked for the county and state in payroll and administrative offices until World War II, when she took a position as secretary to the manager of the Oregon Marine Supply Company. Elizabeth married Jonas E. Durr in 1947 and moved to Baker, Oregon. Elizabeth and Jonas adopted a son, whom she raised, following her husband's death in 1960, by working in the same retail business in which Jonas had been employed, and for the county clerk’s office. In 1972 she married Joseph W. Trumbo; they lived for a year in Baker before moving to Puget Sound, Washington. During their 20-year marriage, they enjoyed many adventures in the U.S. and Canada.

Laurie Miller Cummins ’39

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Laurie Miller Cummins ’39, March 13, 2005, in Santa Barbara, California. Laurie attended Reed for one year, and also Sarah Lawrence and the University of Washington, receiving a BA from UC Berkeley in sociology in 1945. In 1939, she married Roy R. Cummins; they had two children. Following his return from service in World War II, the couple moved to Roseburg where they bought and managed her father's business, Young's Bay Lumber Company. They sold the company in 1964 and moved to Santa Barbara. From 1972 to 1994, Laurie served on the Reed College Board of Trustees, focusing on academic affairs and strengthening cultural opportunities on campus. Prior to this she served on the Reed College Womenis Committee. She was also a member of the Reed Art Associates. Cummins did social service work as a caseworker for the Oregon State Public Welfare Commission. She volunteered and supported many organizations working for justice. She enjoyed travel, athletics of all kinds, music, art, reading, and writing, and was a member of the Unitarian Church. Survivors include a daughter, and two grandchildren. Her husband and a son predeceased her.

Myron Chester MacLennan ’49

Myron Chester MacLennan ’49, June 16, 2004, in Oregon. Myron attended Reed for one year.

William Peter Mancina ’44

William Peter Mancina ’44, June 1, 2004, in California. William attended Reed for one year in the U.S. Army premeteorology program. He received BS and MA degrees in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. In 1954 he earned an MA in business administration from Stanford University and had a career as a manager of systems integration and test operations for TRW, in Redondo Beach, California. He married and had two sons. Survivors include his wife, Doris.

Eleanor Wright McDole ’33

Eleanor Wright McDole ’33, December 29, 2002, in California. Eleanor received a BA from Reed in general literature, then earned a second BA in library science from the University of Washington in 1932. She spent a few months cataloging books for Grays Harbor Junior College before joining the staff of the Library Association of Portland, where she worked for five years. In 1939, Eleanor and Inez Brownlee ’29 took on a freighter trip to South America, traveling through Central America, and disembarking in Peru. In 1940, she married Ewell E. McDole, a chemical engineer she met in Peru; they lived in an oil company camp in Negritos, Peru, for three years. Back in the U.S. in 1943, they lived in Washington, and later in California and West Virginia, before retiring to Danville, California. On business and pleasure, the couple and their son and daughter, traveled to Canada, Mexico, Asia, Australia, and the Fiji Islands.

Frank C. McKay ’49

Frank C. McKay ’49, February 11, 2005, East Greenbush, New York, following a brief illness. Frank earned an bachelor's degree in chemistry from Reed, and an MA from Wesleyan University in general chemistry in 1951. In 1946, he married Ida Ames; they had three children. Frank was a research chemist at the Sterling Winthrop Research Institute in Rensselaer, New York, retiring from that company in 1985 as senior research chemist. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. Interests outside of his research were varied, and included membership in the Henrik Hudson Male Chorus, the East Greenbush United Methodist Church Choir, and the Schodak Town Park Committee. He also volunteered with the New York State Museum in Albany, and with the Boy Scouts of America. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the 907 Signal Company. Survivors include his wife, two sons and daughter, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His sister, Bernice McKay Brooks ’39, also graduated from Reed.

Fern J. Gossett McGee ’31

Fern J. Gossett McGee ’31, March 19, 2005, in Washington. Fern attended Reed for two years. She earned a BA in education from the University of Southern California in 1931 and an RN from the University of Oregon in 1933. She married Patrick H. McGee, and they had two daughters and a son.

Frank Barton Miller ’43

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Frank Barton Miller ’43, March 2, 2006, from pneumonia, in Ithaca, New York. Frank earned a BA from Reed in psychology and entered the U.S. Army Medical Corps, serving as a medic and chaplain’s assistant in the South Pacific. He returned to the states in 1946, and married Charlene A. Welsh ’42. That same year, he took a position as a vocational psychologist for Reed and for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, through the Veterans Administration guidance programs. Frank received an MS in 1948 and a PhD in 1953 in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1954, and was professor of industrial and labor relations. From 1962 to 1967, he served as director of the office of resident instruction, covering a variety of student service functions. In 1967, he was appointed chair of the department of organizational behavior, and taught courses in the sociology of complex organizations, occupations, industrial society, and personnel administration. He designed the first course on women in the workplace. Frank retired in 1985, remained in Ithaca, and continued to teach on a part-time basis at Cornell and Bernard Baruch College in New York City for 10 years. While on sabbatical from Cornell, he also taught in Istanbul, Turkey; London, England; Monterrey, Mexico; and Vancouver, Canada. His colleagues and his students expressed admiration for the wisdom, compassion, respect, and humor that directed his interactions. He was a fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology and of the American Sociological Association, and a member of the Industrial Relations Research Association and the American Association of University Professors. The Reed experience, Frank said, got one hooked on the life of the mind, and “raised my aspirational horizons to make additional professional preparation appear feasible.” Survivors include Charlene, with whom he enjoyed music, the arts, Shakespearean festivals, concerts, art tours, and ballet; three sons and a daughter; and seven grandchildren.

Gloria Maxine Mierow Misar ’45

Gloria Maxine Mierow Misar ’45, January 5, 2006, in Oregon. Gloria attended Reed for two years. She married Barry C. Brownell ’43; they had four daughters, including Barbara Brownell D’Angelo ’66, and three sons. A later marriage was to John Misar. She devoted her life to raising her children, to community service, and to working in education, including as a member of school boards for 14 years. She also worked part time for family businesses until 1978, and was honored by the Milwaukie (Oregon) Rotary Club as “Woman of the Year” in 1975. John died in 1991.

Patricia Ann McCarty Gates ’48

Patricia Ann McCarty Gates ’48, February 16, 2006, in Florida. Patricia received a BA from Reed in psychology. She continued her education at Ohio University, earning an MA in 1949. Patricia was a caseworker for public welfare, before turning her attention to a career as a mother and homemaker. She was married to Edgar D. Gates for over 56 years; they had a son and daughter, and three grandchildren. In his retirement, the couple lived in Greenwich, Connecticut, and in South Palm Beach, Florida.

Maxine Elaine Mugg McCloskey MAT ’63

Maxine Elaine Mugg McCloskey MAT ’63, April 14, 2006, from cancer, in Portland. Following receipt of her master’s degree, Maxine taught history and political science at Merritt College in Oakland, California. She married Clyde R. Johnson ’25, professor of chemistry at Portland State. Clyde died in 1964. In 1965, she married Michael McCloskey, executive director of the Sierra Club. Together, the couple were dedicated leaders in the environmental movement of the ’60s and ’70s, and were diligent in protecting gains made in protecting species, sanctuaries, wilderness, and habitats around the world during less politically favorable times. Maxine's enduring passion was protecting whales. She established the Whale Center in Oakland, California, in the mid-’70s, helped to establish the international moratorium on commercial whaling, which was approved in 1982, and also helped to establish the Point Reyes/Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California. She was an accomplished seamstress, a patron of the arts, and an active supporter of the Democratic party. Survivors include her husband, three daughters and a son, and five grandchildren.

Esta Dorothy Miller Smith ’25

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Esta Dorothy Miller Smith ’25, who died April 1, 1986, in Portland, received a BA from Reed in history, and lived, at one time, in Norwich (Norfolk), England. The 1925 Griffin notes that Esta came to Reed in her junior year, called The Dalles home, and wrote a thesis on Roman imperialism. “Because she likes ancient history is no sign that she is at all antiquated, though. You ought to see her guard in basketball.”

Marie Cecile Javerliat Maddox ’41

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Marie Cecile Javerliat Maddox ’41, February 25, 2009, in San Mateo, California. Marie grew up in the Portland French community. She received a BA in political science and economics from Reed, fully intending to seek a position with the State Department and to have a career in Foreign Service. Instead, she chose to marry “a handsome Naval Academy graduate” and a fellow high school and Reed classmate, Richard I. Maddox ’41, who completed his appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy in December 1941. Eight days after they were married, Dick was assigned to a naval destroyer in the Pacific. His further assignments with the navy took Marie—and also their children—to west and east coast duty stations. (He later was a research physicist with Chevron in California and Texas.) Marie completed graduate studies in library science, worked at the Fullerton Junior College library, and was a staff member in various assignments at the College of San Mateo. She continued to enlarge on her interests in political science, economics, international relations, and art history. Her interest in art developed during noon-hour slide lectures in the Eliot Hall chapel, which she described as immensely enriching. She also felt “especially blessed” to have had interactions with a number of Reed faculty members, including Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84]. “Little does she realize how may lives she touched and inspired with her dynamic intellect,” Marie remarked. Sharing the news of Marie's death with the college, Dick wrote: “The kindly erudition typical of Reed encouraged Marie to satisfy her curiosity and to seek truth with determination. She was a natural poet, but she seldom revealed that gift. Her four years at Reed gave her a lifetime of satisfaction in being able to appreciate good writing, art, the complexity of human relations, and other components of human society.”

Florence M. Meagher-Lehman MAT ’65

Florence M. Meagher-Lehman MAT ’65, March 24, 2009, in Green Valley, Arizona. Florence grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington, where she earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1937. That same year, she gave birth to the first of her two daughters with husband George S. Meagher. She was married to George until his death in 1995, and they lived in Portland, Charbonneau, and Sun River, Oregon. Florence worked full time as a teacher and counselor at Benson Polytechnic High in Portland, and entered the master's in teaching program at Reed at age 55. She found the coursework enriching and stimulating, and credited it with improving the quality of her work as an educator and the experience and outlook of her students' lives. In 1997, at the age of 83, she married Alan D. Lehman and moved to Arizona. Alan died in 2005.

Kay R. Marczynski MALS ’90

Kay R. Marczynski MALS ’90, October 28, 2008, in Vancouver, Washington, from complications of pneumonia. Kay was born Rita Catherine Caraway and spent her first years in the Napa and Sonoma valleys in California. She moved to Vancouver with her mother, and, assuming her stepfather's surname, was known as Kay Bockstadter. Just out of high school, she married Bob Meuler; they had two sons. She later married Lynn Marczynski. The couple lived in several towns in Washington State before settling in Vancouver in 1976. Kay attended Clark College and Portland State University, earning a BA in English literature. She taught English and chaired the humanities division at Clark College, from which she retired in 1995. She was a founding member of the Vancouver Choraliers and the Brahms Singers. Survivors include her husband; her sons and a stepson; two stepdaughters; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers.

William Luke M. Blanton ’63

William Luke M. Blanton ’63, May 21, 2004, in Santa Cruz, California. Luke attended Reed for two years. He took pleasure in reading, film, and the ocean. He married Myrtle Angele Wilking ’64; they later divorced. Survivors include his son and daughter, mother and father, and brother and sister.

Juliana Macpherson Coppock ’45

Juliana Macpherson Coppock ’45, March 12, 2005, in Bass Lake, California. Juliana Coppock attended Reed for a year, and earned an AA in 1989. She was a member of an advising committee that successfully established a college center in Oakhurst, California, and she also served as pastor of the Walnut Creek Unity Church. She married Andy Coppock, who predeceased her. Survivors include her son, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

Robert Bruce Mccann ’50

Robert Bruce Mccann ’50, June 7, 2007, in Walla Walla, Washington. Robert attended Reed, but did not graduate. He married Margaret Ann Force; they had a son and daughter.

I. Russell Miller ’36

I. Russell Miller ’36, February 3, 1999, in Oregon. Russell attended Reed, but did not graduate. At one time, he lived in Nevada.

Pierce D. Milliman ’51

Pierce D. Milliman ’51, February 25, 2008, in Seattle, Washington. Pierce received a BA from Reed in physics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received a master's degree from Cornell University in physics, and worked for IBM in New York and New Jersey. In 1958, he began his career at Boeing Aircraft Company in engineering and management; he retired in 1985. In retirement, he spent winters in Sun Valley, Idaho, teaching skiing and snowboarding. His love of mountains, skiing, and mountaineering began during his years at Reed. Other interests included sailing, biking, hiking, travel, and music; he was a proficient flutist and guitarist. Pierce was a member of the Seattle Tennis Club and the Pacific Northwest Ski Instructors Association. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Constance Stanton; two daughters and a son; and five grandchildren.

Shirley Marie Mason Moon ’49

Shirley Marie Mason Moon ’49, October 23, 2004, in Portland. Shirley attended Reed, but did not graduate.

Marjorie Blanche Moore Meckauer ’40

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Marjorie Blanche Moore Meckauer ’40, February 10, 2007, in Victor, Idaho. Marjorie attended Reed for two years. She met Robert Meckauer in California; they married, and lived in Pasadena. At one time, she worked for United Air Lines, and volunteered as a museum docent. She was devoted to her four children, and to her many friends. She faced any difficulty she encountered with dignity and honor, and supported her children and grandchildren to the end of life. Survivors include her son, Robert Meckauer, who supplied the details for this memorial.

Elizabeth Viola Tabor Mullady ’38

Elizabeth Viola Tabor Mullady ’38, April 29, 2008, at home in Falls Church, Virginia, from congestive heart failure. Elizabeth received a BA from Reed in political science. She attended Columbia University, from which she earned an MA in public law and government in 1939. (She later studied international relations at American University in Beirut, Lebanon, and in Washington, D.C.) She then moved to D.C., working as a research assistant in the executive office of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Her work as a military intelligence operations specialist for the defense department lasted 41 years. In her oral history interview with Eric Wallace ’96 in 2004, Mullady noted the relevance of her Reed education to her career: “It was helpful coming into a culture where you really had to stand up for what you knew and present arguments in which you're advocating a course of action. I think the training I had at Reed was very important.” In 1941, she married Bernard R. Mullady. They lived in Northern Virginia and raised three children, a son and two daughters. She and her husband and younger daughter and her family shared a home, and the Elizabeth and Bernard traveled as well as assisted with the care of two of their five grandchildren. The most outstanding travel adventures were those experienced by way of the 6000-mile Trans-Siberian Railway. Survivors include her children and grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1990.

Phronsie Ruth Kellmer McFarling ’38

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Phronsie Ruth Kellmer McFarling ’38, January 5, 2010, in Portland. Phronsie grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but moved to Portland at the time she entered high school. The transition was difficult, but she persevered, and went on to Reed, earning a BA in psychology; her thesis focused on strategies for teaching remedial reading to elementary school students. After graduation, she attended Oregon Normal School in Ashland and taught for a year in a one-room schoolhouse in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. At a neighborhood picnic in Mt. Tabor Park in 1939, she met (William) Kenneth McFarling; they married a year later. Kenneth was a civil engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad, and Phronsie devoted her time to making a home and raising a family. In an interview in 2006, Phronsie quipped: “I didn't make use of the psychology, except for trying it out on our four sons!” The couple lived in the same house in Southeast Portland for 67 years.

Colin MacLachlan ’52

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Colin MacLachlan ’52, July 30, 2010, in Cockeysville, Maryland, from liver failure related to Parkinson's disease. Colin spent two years at Hamilton College before transferring to Reed. While at Reed, he took leads in dramatic productions, was on the staff of the Quest, and “stopped an occasional grounder” on the baseball diamond. After earning a BA in general literature, he was drafted into the army. Afterwards he studied at Johns Hopkins and worked at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, before becoming a reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun. He was given the key to the city of Baltimore in 1958 for outstanding political reporting. Colin also worked as news editor for the Long Islander, a newspaper owned and edited by his father. For the next 20 years, he was a public relations executive in New York City, working in firms that serviced electric and gas utility companies, accounting firms, and the motion picture industry. He retired to Naples, Florida, from where, he wrote, he managed to escape periodically for golf and fishing throughout the world. Colin was a member of the New York Board of Trade, director of the American Scottish Foundation, and board member of the Naples Habitat for Humanity. He also enjoyed photography. He married Helen D. Heaton ’54; they had two sons and a daughter—Claudia MacLachlan ’75—and a granddaughter. He was also married to Mary Lehman. Claudia, who informed the college of her father's death, wrote: “I will miss his humor, wit, and New Deal politics. We were always wildly outraged by the same political stunts, and he was a Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow fan to the end.” Colin contributed generously to Reed throughout his life and created the MacLachlan Family Scholarship.

Jane Campbell Munly ’37

Jane Campbell Munly ’37, August 11, 2011, in Portland. Jane earned a BA from Reed in general literature. In 1940, she married Bob Munly ’40, who had been her friend from the time they met at age three. Jane’s teaching career was cut short following a bout with tuberculosis. She was a member of Pi Omicron Alumnae, a book group that originated in Portland in 1929, the League of Women Voters, and the Milwaukie Symphony Auxiliary. She volunteered for the Portland Art Museum and supported the Oregon Symphony. After Bob’s retirement from teaching and guidance counseling, the couple traveled to Jane’s parents’ and grandmother’s birthplaces in Wales, England, and Canada, and to Bob’s mother’s birthplace in Pennsylvania. Survivors include three sons and one daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Bob died in 2003.

Patricia Jane Moore Egner ’44

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Patricia Jane Moore Egner ’44, June 4, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, from cancer. Pat moved to Seattle from Greeley, Colorado, when she was a teen, and at 16 entered Reed, where she earned a BA in biology. In 1947, she married Ray F. Egner. They operated Ray Egner’s Sport Center in Bellevue, Washington, and she later worked for Pace Chemical. Pat loved to design houses and designed the family home near Lake Sammamish. She raised two daughters and a son, and also had four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gerald M. Meier ’47

Gerald M. Meier ’47, a leading development economist and author of more than 34 books, died June 21, 2011, in Stanford, California, from complications related to a brain tumor.

Jerry maintained a long preoccupation with how the discipline of economics could be used to free people from poverty. "An economist is both a trustee of the poor and a guardian of rationality," he once wrote. "As trustee for the poor, the economist respects the values of altruism and economic justice. As guardian of rationality, the economist respects self-interest and efficiency. But does not the future course of development depend in large part on the capacity to combine the seemingly incompatible values of the trustee and the guardian? Can the professional developer combine a warm heart with a cool head?"


Richard Carlton MacCamy ’49

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Richard Carlton MacCamy ’49, July 6, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Naperville, Illinois. Richard served in the air force during World War II and came to Reed on the GI Bill, where he earned a BA in physics. He and classmate Fae G. Jacobson ’48 married and raised two daughters and one son. After earning a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, Richard joined the mathematics faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. He was respected and admired by students and colleagues alike, not only for his brilliance, but also for his modest and unassuming personality. He published more than 90 academic papers and coauthored a textbook, Linear Analysis and Differential Equations. His research was in mathematical applications in mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and population models. He was awarded the Richard Moore Education Award in recognition of excellence in teaching. In retirement, the couple traveled to Europe, attended local theatre and opera performances, and enjoyed Pittsburgh Steelers games. Richard died five years to the day after Fae died. Survivors include his children and six grandchildren.

Bryce Elliot McMurry ’47

Bryce Elliot McMurry, premedical training 1945–47, April 27, 2012, in Lake Forest Park, Washington. Bryce graduated from University of Washington in 1941 and went directly into military service at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. After flight training, he was transferred to Washington, D.C., where he served as a pilot for various officials—including one who would become a good friend, Admiral Richard Byrd. Bryce retired from active duty in 1945 and came to Reed to prepare for medical school at the University of Oregon. He did an internship and residency at Doctors Hospital in Seattle and served on the Hope Ship in Peru. Wanting to assist his patients in recovering from psychological trauma, he completed a residency in psychiatry at Northwestern Medical School and the University of Washington. He practiced psychiatry at Northwest Hospital until retiring in 1990 and was recognized as a Life Fellow and Diplomat in his field. Bryce and Ellen Loomis married in 1942 and raised a daughter and three sons, including Kevin McMurry ’77 (spouse Diane Freeman Siegel McMurry ’79). In retirement, the couple lived in Ocean Park, Washington. Bryce was a charter member of the Long Beach Peninsula Rotary Club and a member of St. Peter Episcopal Church. He also enjoyed sports and climbed Mount Rainier in his 50s. “Bryce loved life and was grateful for every opportunity to serve others.” Survivors include his wife and children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

E. Kimbark MacColl, Faculty

Historian E. Kimbark MacColl died August 31, 2011, in Portland.

Educated at Princeton and a veteran of World War II, Kim came to Reed in 1953 to teach humanities; he also worked in the admission office. In 1958, he got a job teaching history at Catlin Gabel School, where he later served as headmaster. Among his students was David Bragdon MALS ’09. “He was old-school in the best sense,” David reported. “He posed questions about our fundamental values. What did citizenship mean? What was the role of architecture in Athens, for example? And what did that say about our values?”

Kim is probably best known for writing three influential books about Portland history: The Shaping of a City; The Growth of a City; and Merchants, Money, and Power.


Loretta Catherine Murchland Freepons ’51

Loretta Catherine Murchland Freepons ’51, August 9, 2012, in Prosser, Washington. Loretta hailed from Ellensburg, Washington, and attended Reed for a year. She left the college and joined her parents to become a pioneer farmer north of Prosser in Washington’s Roza Irrigation Project. In 1949, she married a young Roza farmer, Gaylord Freepons, and they raised seven children. Loretta was a voracious reader, and a seamstress, gardener, tractor driver, and bookkeeper. She enjoyed Lower Valley Community Concerts, Capital Theatre events, and the Seattle Opera. Survivors include her children, 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 2004.

William C. Mithoefer ’89

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William C. Mithoefer ’89, August 12, 2012, in Portland. Bill was born in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, during the Biafran civil war; his father was a U.S. diplomat, his mother an Australian nurse who was later trained as a psychologist. He grew up in Washington, D.C., Cameroon, and Ghana before coming to Reed, where his outsized personality, exuberant thatch of sun-bleached hair, and free spirit earned him the nickname “Surfer Bill.” He earned his BA in American studies and wrote his thesis on the Kefauver Committee. After Reed, Bill lived in Berkeley, California; Australia; and Maui, working construction and chasing waves. He returned to Portland, where he married Corby Watkins; together they ran Hexafoo, a home-furnishings business. Their son, Roscoe, was born in 2007. Bill enrolled at law school at Lewis & Clark in 2009, intending to become a patent attorney. Unfortunately, Bill suffered from depression, whose true depth was unknown to his friends and family. More than 200 friends and family gathered for a memorial in Cerf amphitheatre. Sam Hagerman ’88, JJ Haapala ’88, Io McNaughton ’90, Chris Lydgate ’90, and Robert Klonoff, dean of Lewis & Clark Law School, delivered eulogies; his sister Sarah sang and performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on the ukulele. Afterwards mourners lit candles on one of Bill’s surfboards and launched it into the canyon under the watchful gaze of a blue heron. Bill was an avid reader and an accomplished saxophone player. He also possessed that whimsical brand of humor that is practically the hallmark of Reedies. On paperwork that asked him to list his religion, he wrote “anarcho-syndicalist.” He is survived by his mother, father, sister, wife, son, and two stepchildren. Contributions for Roscoe can be made to Rivermark Community Credit Union 1252210-29.

Elizabeth Miksch Kostenbader ’34

Elizabeth Miksch Kostenbader ’34, January 4, 1993, in Eugene, Oregon. She attended business school for several months after graduating from Reed with a degree in history. In 1935, Elizabeth was employed by an Episcopal girls' school in Walla Walla, Washington, where she taught German and eighth grade history and was also school secretary. In 1941, she left teaching for the business world. She was first employed by Tidewater Oil Company, a wholesale electric supply company, and then by Weyerhaeuser Company, where she was secretary and administrative assistant in the personnel department in Springfield, Oregon. Eilzabeth worked there for 23 years, retiring in 1977. She married Ira Kostenbader in 1946, and the couple lived in Salem and Klamath Falls, Oregon before settling in Eugene. She was active in Professional Secretaries International and worked to raise standards of secretarial performance. Elizabeth was a member of the National Secretaries Association and served two terms as president of the association's Oregon Division. After retirement, she and her husband traveled in Europe, the South Pacific, and the Mediterranean. Her husband died in 1981. She is survived by a sister.

Grant McConnell ’37

Grant McConnell ’37, September 27, 1993, at his home in Bonny Doon, California. He was a distinguished political scientist and an ardent conservationist. After graduating from Reed, Grant was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in 1938–39 and also studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He married Jane Foster ’36, in 1939. McConnell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley and received a PhD in political science in 1951. Grant served on the faculties of Mt. Holyoke College, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago, where he became chair of the political science department. He joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1969, where he was chair of the political science department until his retirement in 1980. Grant was also academic vice chancellor for one year. Throughout his career, he wrote numerous papers and books on American political science, notably Private Power and American Democracy, which has become a classic since it was published in 1965. Robert Meister, a colleague and friend of Grant, said of Grant's work, "His writings changed the way we think about American political development and formed the basis of much of the most influential work in that field today." Despite these achievements, Grant valued as his greatest accomplishment his work as a conservationist, especially his role in the establishment of the North Cascades National Park in Washington. His love of the North Cascades began when he and his wife spent three years in the remote Stehekin Valley shortly after the war; in 1968, McConnell witnessed the signing of the legislation that established the park by President Johnson at the White House. In 1988, he published a book about his personal experiences in Stehekin in the ’40s, Stehekin: A Valley in Time. Grant was vice president of the American Political Science Association, was on the board of the North Cascades Conservation Council, and was a member of the Sierra Club. He is survived by his wife; son Jim McConnell ’71; a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Robert N. Mittle ’78

Robert N. Mittle ’78, September 1993, in Washington, D.C., where he was a lawyer with the firm of Ingersoll and Bloch. He received his law degree from the Lewis & Clark School of Law in 1983. Robert then attended the Yale School of Management, earning a master's degree in 1985. He moved to Washington, D.C. and worked with the firm of James Pickman and Associates before taking a position with Ingersoll and Bloch. Mittle is survived by his mother.

Kathryn MacChesney Hadley ’28

Kathryn MacChesney Hadley ’28, October 6, 1995, in Portland, Oregon. She received a BA from Reed in biology, and worked as a laboratory technician. Survivors include her daughter, 3 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Rosemary Morford Cheroff ’48

Rosemary Morford Cheroff ’48, July 17, 1991, in Santa Cruz, California. She attended Reed for more than three years and then transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her degree. She married George Cheroff in 1950, an inventor for IBM, and the couple had six children, one of whom predeceased her. She and her husband traveled widely and lived in England for two years. She had many interests and hobbies, including sailing, snorkeling, painting, and writing. Rosemary also bought and sold rare books and enjoyed concerts, theatre, and art exhibitions, and attending many large family gatherings. Survivors include her husband, five children, five grandchildren, and many aunts and uncles, including Helen Wheeler Hastay ’39, George Wheeler ’29, and Donald Wheeler ’35.

Gertrude (Trudy) McCann Fogle ’73

Gertrude McCann Fogle ’73, November 5, 1995, of cancer, in Portland, Oregon. After graduation from Reed with a degree in psychology, Trudy was a research assistant in the behavioral sciences department at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. In conjunction with this work, she obtained a masters’ degree in clinical psychology from Portland State University in 1982. In 1984, she entered the PhD program at University of Denver School of Professional Psychology. She completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology with a specialty focus in neuropsychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In 1989, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but she was able to continue her studies and received her PhD from the University of Denver in 1991. She was a resident in the field of clinical neuropsychology in private practice in Denver until illness prevented her from continuing. She returned to live in Portland in 1993. Survivors include her mother, a sister, a brother, a grandmother, and her companion.

Martha McClure Ezell ’34

Martha McClure Ezell ’34, May 2, 1996, in McMinnville, Oregon. After graduating from Reed, Martha earned a Washington teaching certificate through graduate work at the University of Washington and the University of Oregon Extension in Portland. She taught for three years in a small German-Russian community in Eastern Washington while continuing graduate work for an MA in German at the University of Oregon. After receiving her degree in 1938, Martha attended the University of California, Berkeley, to continue her studies in German. There she met her future husband, James Ezell, and the couple was married in 1940. They settled in Vancouver, Washington and had two sons. In 1948, she went to work for the Library Association of Portland in the new 16-mm sound film collection, thus launching her career in librarianship. She transferred to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in 1952 to take charge of their film collection and then took a leave of absence to study librarianship at the University of Washington Graduate Library School, earning a degree in 1957. In 1959, she took a position as librarian at Linfield College, and she served as head librarian there from 1960 until her retirement in 1976. She and her husband lived in a house he built in 1969 in the foothills of the coast range near McMinnville, where she continued to live after his death in 1979. She remained active in the McMinnville community until the time of her death and was especially involved in the Grey Panthers and peace organizations at national and local levels. She is survived by her two sons, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Helen Hays Edgar Moore ’35

Helen Edgar Moore ’35, October 21, 1996, in Sun City, Arizona. Helen taught school in Vancouver, Washington, for a year after graduation and then married Cullen Moore ’36. They moved to Chicago for several years and started a family, then moved to Boston, where Cullen pursued a master’s degree. During this period, Helen was a homemaker and took part in church and school activities. They later moved to New Jersey and she returned to teaching in the public schools. In the 1950s they moved again and settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she continued to teach. She was active in the Scottsdale National Indian Arts Council, the Scottsdale Library Board, and the education and ecology department of the Phoenix Zoo. She also took graduate courses at Arizona State University. Helen and Cullen retired to Sun City, where they were involved a variety of community activities, and traveled both within and outside the U.S. They were also active in organizing Reed alumni events in the Phoenix area. In addition to Cullen, Helen is survived by four children and several grandchildren.

Lee Bruce Menefee ’46

Lee Bruce Menefee II ’46 of Berkeley, California, an elementary and high school teacher, died on December 5, 1996, in Oakland, California, from complications of a long illness. He was 72 years old, a graduate of Reed and the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned an MA in education. Bruce taught at the Putney School in Vermont, the Peninsula School in Menlo Park, California, the Lake Forest Day School in Illinois, and the Berkeley Unified School District in Berkeley. He introduced and then produced several Shakespearean plays in the Berkeley elementary schools. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his two daughters, Wendy and Jennifer; and his son, Christopher, all of the Bay Area. He also leaves his brother, Towner M. Menefee of Vancouver, Washington, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret Miller Elliott ’33

Margaret Miller Elliott ’33, August 13, 1997, in San Angelo, Texas. After graduating from Reed, Margaret went to Galveston, Texas, to take a job with the YMCA. There she met and married her husband, Morris, an Episcopal clergyman. In 1949, the couple moved to San Angelo, Texas where her husband became rector of the Episcopal church. For most of her life, Margaret was a homemaker and played an active role in the church. She and her husband also volunteered their time serving on numerous boards and working with community organizations. In 1969, she was persuaded to take a job as a librarian with a junior high school, and she spent the next three summers taking library courses at Texas Women’s University Library School. In 1972, illness forced her to resign from her position with the library. After her husband’s retirement in 1974, Margaret and Morris traveled in the U.S. and abroad, and Margaret took several art history courses. She is survived by a daughter; a brother, Lewis Miller ’39; and a sister, Kathryn Miller ’26.

Verda McCallum Anderson ’23

Verda McCallum Anderson ’23, September 7, 1998, in Hightstown, New Jersey. She taught elementary and high school in 1923–31 and also worked in educational advertising for the New York Times. In 1931, she married Stanley Anderson, and the couple lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she was a homemaker and active in many organizations. She was a former president of the Elizabeth branch of the AAUW, and for many years served on the boards of the YWCA, Elizabeth Garden Club, and the Egenolf Day Nursery Association. After the death of her husband in 1982, she moved to the Meadow Lakes Retirement Community in Hightstown, New Jersey. She is survived by her son.

Maxine Manning Moore ’42

Maxine Manning Moore ’42, August 11, 1998, in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Reed, Maxine married Robert P. Moore ’45 and began working for the Multnomah County Welfare Department. The couple moved to Minneapolis in 1943, and she took a job with the Hennepin County Welfare department. In 1951, they moved to Houston, Texas, when Robert took a post at St. John’s School, and she obtained a position as a social worker. In 1969, the couple founded the Chinquapin School, a nonprofit, college preparatory boarding school for low income inner-city students. She served as guidance counselor, teacher, and administrative assistant, and said Robert, she was "the heart of the school." They both retired in 1983. Maxine began using her skills as a crossword puzzle enthusiast to create her own puzzles, and eventually sold an average of 10 puzzles per month to a nationally distributed puzzle magazine. In 1993, she and her husband coauthored Up From the Roots, Growing a Vocabulary, a guide to the structure and origins of the English language that grew out of their work at the Chinquapin School. They also coauthored The NTC Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins, published in 1997. Survivors include Robert; three sons, and four grandchildren.

Jeanette Gunther Morton ’42

Jeanette Gunther Morton ’42, August 15, 1998, in Portland.

Phillip M. Mayer ’33

Phillip Mayer ’33, October 21, 1999, in Portland. He entered federal service in 1935, working in personnel and other administrative positions in a number of agencies, primarily in Washington, D.C. In 1950, he began working for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland. At the time of his retirement in 1971, he was personnel director and equal opportunity officer for the BPA. He was a past board member of the ACLU’s Portland chapter, and was a past trustee of Reed College. He was a member of the First Unitarian Church and served as a moderator in the ’60s. He married Ruth Henry in 1936; she died in 1974. After her death he married Dorothy Wood Petersen ’35. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lynn Mayer ’58, MALS ’74; a stepdaughter; and a stepson.

Margaret McCall ’31

Margaret McCall ’31, September 28, 1999, in Portland. She earned a master’s degree in English and history from the University of Oregon in 1935 and was a substitute teacher in Portland Public Schools for many years. She was also a real estate investor and a writer of short stories, poems and articles for several magazines, including Youth Companion. In 1957, she entered and won the Freedom Foundation Essay Contest, receiving a $1,000 prize. She continued to enter and win various other contests, and in 1982 she won a $15,000 prize in the French’s Prize Recipes Contest. Survivors include a cousin, Kathryn McCall Turner ’40, and two longtime companions.

Dorothy Doscher McCormick ’47

Dorothy Doscher McCormick ’47, July 17, 1999, in Seattle, Washington. She entered Reed in 1941, leaving in 1942 to enlist in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery instructor for aircraft tail- and sidegunners. She returned to Reed after two years to complete her degree. She married Granville McCormick ’49 in 1947, and in 1953 they moved to Seattle, where she worked as an editor for a Seattle printing office. After leaving that job to raise the couple’s daughter, she took a position as an assistant in community and parks services in the Seattle mayor’s office from 1978 to 1984. She became known as a mover and shaker in local affairs, dedicated to community service and social causes. She served as president of the View Ridge Community Club and was co-chair of the Sand Point Community Liaison Committee, and she was instrumental in establishing several new parks and trails in the Seattle area. She was also active in the civil rights movement. Her other interests included gardening, ballet, and theatre. She is survived by her daughter; her husband died in 1997.

Colin C. McLennan AMP ’44

Colin McLennan AMP ’44, July 23, 1999, in Edmonds, Washington. Mac attended Reed as part of the Premeteorology program and also attended the University of Washington. He was a certified public accountant with a business in Kirkland, Washington, but held many other jobs and offices during his life. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and later served in the Military Sea Transport Service. His seafaring experience resulted in jobs as deck officer for United fruit Company and skipper on Washington State Ferries, and he also studied architecture and worked as an architect. He was a longtime activist in unions, was a member of the ACLU, and was an energetic protestor of the Vietnam War. He was proud of his efforts against the U.S. Army’s racist practices while he was in uniform, and of his work to deny liquor licenses to exclusionary clubs in Washington while serving as director of the Snohomish County Human Relations Coalition Against Discrimination. He served as director of the Washington State Coalition Against Discrimination in 1969. Survivors include his wife of 52 years and three children.

Margaret Nace Mitter ’43

Margaret Nace Mitter ’43, August 3, 1999, in Bloomington, Indiana after a long illness due to Parkinson’s Disease. She joined the WACS immediately following graduation and worked primarily in psychiatric hospitals for the duration of World War II. She earned a master’s of social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948 and worked in child welfare jobs for a year. She married Lawrence Mitter in 1949 and spent the next 10 years raising their three children. In 1963, they moved to Indianapolis, where she took a job as a caseworker for the Indianapolis-Marion County Family Services. In 1969, her husband died of complications from a stroke. She left her job with the county in 1984, and spent two years teaching English at Kwassui Women’s College, Japan, where she had been born. Upon her return to the U.S., she taught English conversation to Asian women. She retired to Honololu in 1990 and married her first husband’s cousin, Wayne, in 1995. They returned to live in Indianapolis later that year. Survivors include her husband; two sons; a daughter; a sister, Rebecca Nace Koch ’47; two brothers, including Robert Nace ’45; and seven grandchildren. Another brother, George Nace ’43, died in 1987.

Elisabeth Helen Chambers Moore ’36

Elizabeth Chambers Moore ’36, October 17, 1999, after a long illness. After graduation, she attended the Yale University Graduate School of Nursing, received a certificate in engineering drawing from Fenn College in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1943, and earned a master’s in education from Syracuse University, New York, in 1948. She was dean of women at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, in the late ’40s and early ’50s. Her love of small children encouraged her to obtain a teaching certificate from Central Washington College of Education, and she then taught kindergarten in the Richland, Washington, education system. She was married in 1953, and separated from her husband in 1977. An ardent backpacker, hiker, kayaker, and skier, she became active in many conservation efforts. She helped found the Columbia River Conservation League, serving as its secretary and treasurer during its formative years. She worked to secure preservation of the Juniper Forest east of Pasco, Washington, and to establish the North Cascades National Park and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. Survivors include a brother; two sisters, including Charlotte Chambers Prentice ’39; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline Tarlow Mosley ’36

Pauline Tarlow Mosley ’36, October 26, 1999, in La Jolla, California after a brief illness. She entered the University of Chicago School of Social Work after graduating from Reed, and after her marriage in 1937 she worked in social services agencies in Chicago. In 1960, she took over the family business, EM Intimate Apparel, so that her husband could resume his practice of law, and she was president of the company until retiring in 1980. In retirement, the couple traveled for a short time and then moved to La Jolla. She became interested in her family genealogy and wrote a detailed history of her family and a directory of all known relatives. She was an avid scholar until the time of her death, and was a member of the San Diego Independent Scholars. She was a member of the San Diego Bar Auxiliary and served on the board of directors of Voices for Children. Survivors include her husband of 62 years; three children; a sister, Regina Tarlow Kriss ’47; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Sarah Marimon Coe ’21

Sarah Marimon Coe ’21, March 2, 2000, in Del Mar, California. She attended Reed for two years and then transferred to Pomona College, graduating in 1921. She taught school in California for three years but was forced to quit when she contracted tuberculosis. She spent two years in a sanitarium in Phoenix, Arizona, where she met and married her husband, Elmon Coe, manager of the sanitarium. They settled in Phoenix and had three children, and she was active in the PTA. During the ’50s, she and her husband operated a hotel in Yuma, Arizona, for six years. She began teaching again after they returned to Phoenix, retiring in 1966. Her husband died in 1960. She traveled to South America, Africa, and the Holy Land after retiring, and then relocated to California. Survivors include a son; two daughters; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Alice Myers Kelleway ’23

Alice Myers Kelleway ’23, May 22, 2000, in Portland. She earned a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1927 and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1928–32, she was a professor at Pacific College (now George Fox University) in Oregon. She married Duane Kelleway in 1930; he died in 1985.

Nancy McCourt Steichen ’52

Nancy McCourt Steichen ’52, of ovarian cancer, August 19, 2000, in Milwaukie, Oregon, where she had lived since 1996. She attended Reed for two years and then transferred to Stanford, earning a BA in 1952. She married Everett Steichen ’52 that same year, and while he was in graduate school she worked for the Washington State welfare department and later for a private mental hospital. Nancy and Everett had four children; she was primarily a homemaker while they were growing up. The family lived in Washington, New York, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay area. When her husband suffered a stroke in 1989, she took a part-time job as a volunteer coordinator for seniors. She later worked as a program coordinator for seniors and the disabled with the Center for Independence of the Disabled in Belmont, California. Her husband died in 1993, and in 1996 she relocated to Milwaukie. Survivors include three daughters, a son, a brother, and five grandchildren.

Jane McAndie Stirewalt ’47

Jane McAndie Stirewalt, ’47, July 10, 2000, in Enterprise, Oregon. After graduating from Reed, she married Dewey Wilson. They had three children and she was primarily a homemaker. In 1970, Jane and Dave Stirewalt married, and they moved to a ranch in Spray, Oregon, where she took up painting. Her watercolors of local scenes were displayed at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery. Survivors include a son; two daughters; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Lewis S. Miller ’39

Lewis S. Miller ’39, September 20, 2003, in Kirkland, Washington. After earning a BA in chemistry at Reed, Lewis was employed at Pacific Power and Light. He then attended Oregon State, receiving an MS in chemistry in 1941, after which he worked at Charleton Labs before beginning a position in the nitrogen division of the Allied Chemical and Die Company in Syracuse, New York. He married Evelyn Kallio ’40 in 1942 and they enjoyed a 50-year marriage. During World War II, Lewis worked on defense projects. In 1945 he went to Iowa State College (University) as a full-time instructor and graduate student, and received a PhD in organic chemistry in 1950. He took a position at the American Marietta Company (later Weyerhaeuser) in Seattle, where he was the research director. After retiring from that position in 1981, he worked as a consultant for Weyerhauser. Lewis was a member of the American Chemical Society and earned patents for many of his inventions. His interests in retirement included gardening and carpentry. The Millers traveled domestically and abroad, and relished life at their cottage in Cannon Beach. In the company of their daughter and two sons, they enjoyed camping, hiking, and skiing. Leis is survived by a son and daughter, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his companion, Carolyn Johnson. His sisters, Kathryn Miller ’26 and Margaret Ann Miller ’33, also graduated from Reed.

Margaret E. Thomas Murie ’23

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Pioneering environmentalist Margaret Elizabeth Thomas Murie ’23, who fought for the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, died on October 20, 2003, in her home in Moose, Montana.

Mardy studied at Reed for two years before transferring to Simmons College in Boston for a year. She then transferred to the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (University of Alaska-Fairbanks), where she was the first woman to receive a degree in 1924, a BS in business administration with a major in English.


Edwin G. Masland ’55

Edwin G. Masland ’55, January 14, 2000, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He attended Reed for three and a half years.

Ellen Mott-Smith Kreisberg ’63

Ellen Mott-Smith Kreisberg ’63, June 7, 2000. She received a BA in general literature from Reed and an MA in psychology in 1981 from Lone Mountain College (now the University of San Francisco). For a number of years she worked at St. Mark’s School in Berkeley as a teacher, record keeper, and director for the program that provided accredited academic instruction for pregnant teenage girls or new teenage mothers. At the same time she managed a career in psychotherapy. She married Michael Kreisberg; they had one son and later divorced.

Frances Mesher Nemser ’44

Frances Mesher Nemser ’44, May 1987, in Portland, Oregon. Fran received a bachelor’s degree from Reed in French language and literature, married Arlan Nemser, and was a self-employed bookkeeper doing auditing and accounting for local government.

James H. Maloney ’47

James H. Maloney ’47, September 8, 2002, of age-related illness, in Federal Way, Washington. Maloney served in World War II before receiving a BA in chemistry and was active in skiing, photography, and radio technology during his years at Reed. To those able to penetrate his shy and sensitive nature and to discover the bright mind it concealed, he became a friend. He is survived by his son.

Mary Durham McDonald ’38

Mary Durham McDonald ’38, August 16, 2002, in St. Helens, Oregon. Mary graduated from Reed with a degree in general literature. She married Walter McDonald in 1938. and his work as a professional horse trainer took the couple all over the United States, finally settling them on the Grand Oak Farm in Lafayette, Oregon. Mary retired from her work as caretaker of the Grand Oak Farm stables in 1993 and moved to St. Helens, where she was an active volunteer for the Oregon department of human resources until 2000. Survivors include three daughters, a son, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1986.

Paul Marsden ’71

Paul Jackson Marsden Jr. ’71, July 6, 2002. He attended Reed for two years, eventually working as a chemist for Science Applications International Corporation of San Diego. Survivors include his daughter and a brother.

Steven P. McKinney ’66

Steven P. McKinney ’66, January 11, 2002, from radiation necrosis, treatment for brain cancer, in San Jose, California. Steven's study at Reed focused on mathematics and philosophy and he graduated with a BA in philosophy, after which he joined the Peace Corps and was stationed in Iran. He met and married Jeanne Schneider, another corps volunteer, and they had two children. Steven earned a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin in 1972 and began a career in government work, becoming senior planner for Santa Clara County in 1982. In the course of his years as a planner, Steven is credited for helping change the way cities weigh the relationship between job growth and housing development. Described as the family intellectual and a gifted athlete, he was enthusiastic about his participation in all the events of his life—from running marathons to raising a family—and dedicated to making a difference in the world. Following exploratory brain surgery in 1979, which left him speechless, Steven resigned from the county and took a position as a software engineer, and continued his climbing in Yosemite’s backcountry. He outlived medical expectations for his life by 16 years by adjusting gracefully to the changes that came. He is survived by his wife, his daughter and son, a grandson, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

William W. Matson ’57

William W. Matson ’57, April 2, 2002, in Portland. William was an Oregon State College (now University) graduate in 1943 before joining the air force in World War II, where he served in the 352nd fighter group based in Duxford, England. He received a master’s degree in education and did postgraduate work in mathematics at UCLA, the University of Wisconsin, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and Reed. He taught school in Portland and Woodland, Washington, and in 1959 he became supervisor of mathematics for Portland Public Schools and maintained that position until retirement. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Krohn, whom he met in high school in Molalla, Oregon, two daughters, three grandchildren, his mother, and his sister.

Betty Jean McCaskill Canon ’41

Betty Jean McCaskill Canon ’41, October 18, 2005, in Portland. Betty graduated from Reed with a BA in psychology. In 1942, she married Robert W. Canon; they had two children, and later divorced. In 1965, she received an MA from Portland State University, and began an 18-year career at West Linn High School—17 years as chair of language arts and as director of curriculum for the district. She retired in 1980 to a life full of activity—swimming, reading, and traveling, among other occupations. She was committed to improving education, seeing it as the only viable source for peaceful coexistence and mediation among vastly different communities. "I accept a world based on ambiguities and the struggles that ensue through tolerance," she wrote in 1991. Survivors include her son and daughter, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Morlan A. Melby AMP ’44

Morlan A. Melby AMP ’44, September 1, 2005, in Pearland, Texas. Mel served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attending Reed and Yale University in premeteorology. In 1946, he was honorably discharged from service and returned to his home state, Minnesota, where he began a banking career of 40-plus years. In 1947, he married Doris Dawn Duff; they had four children. The family moved to Wisconsin in 1969, where Melby worked for Mound City Bank, moving from a position as cashier to that of bank president. He retired in 1986. Among his community associations were the United Methodist Church, the Wisconsin American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, daughter, three sons, eight grandchildren, and a brother.

Patricia Mae Kellington Mersereau ’49

Patricia May Kellington Mersereau ’49, October 2, 2005, in Tacoma, Washington. Pat attended Reed for three years, later earning a master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. Over the years, she owned a record shop, worked in an auto shop, and served as a special education instructor. She enjoyed riding a motorcycle, scuba diving, flying planes, fishing, digging clams, and bowling. She was described as a woman who "gave from the heart and wanted nothing in return." Her husband, C.P. Mersereau ’40, died in 1998.

Maude Bauguess Cumbow McKinley ’39

Maude Bauguess Cumbow McKinley ’39, September 1, 2004, in Portland. Maude graduated from Reed with a BA in sociology and psychology. That same year she married Donald McKinley ’40, and entered a newly established in-service social work training program through the welfare department of the state of Oregon. She worked for the Multnomah County Children’s Division until 1942, when Donald completed medical school, and they moved to Seattle and military duty. Maude worked in the children’s division of King County until 1944, then began her career with family. For Donald’s work and continuing education, the family moved to Michigan in 1946, returning to Portland in 1958, when he opened a private practice in psychiatry. The family enjoyed hiking and backpacking, eventually developing property for their gatherings in the North Cascades. Hiking became a regular occupation for Maude, who also volunteered with children’s services and the Girl Scouts. Maude became a member of the Saga School of Japanese flower arranging, and the Portland chapter of Ikebana International, for which she served as president; her interest in the art also took her to Japan. Environmental issues were of interest to both Maude and Donald. Survivors include two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren. Donald and their son, Donald C. McKinley ’67, predeceased her.

Paul Chadbourne Mills ’49

Paul Chadbourne Mills ’49, September 17, 2004, in Santa Barbara, California, from lung cancer. Paul served in the U.S. Army in World War II, after which he enrolled at Reed, attending for three years. He worked as a reporter for the Bellevue American, in Washington, and completed a bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Washington in 1953. He worked part time as assistant curator at the university’s Henry Art Gallery for two years, then took a position as curator for the Oakland Museum in California. In 1961, he completed a master’s degree in art history at the University of California, Berkeley. His’ association with the Oakland Museum lasted 17 years, during which he created a unique and comprehensive collection of California art, which he identified as "the heart of my life in the museum world." He became curator of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1970, and remained for 12 years. In 1971, Paul received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and in 1994, the Oakland Museum’s Archives of California Art were renamed the "Paul Chadbourne Mills Archives." His professional associations included the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors. In retirement, Paul focused on community projects, including the Santa Barbara Flag Project and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. His business, Air Fair Flags, designed and created custom flags and banners for a variety of individuals, the city, and counties in California. He married high school friend Jan Dowd in 1955. During their monthlong honeymoon, they toured 44 art museums on the East Coast. Survivors include two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, and his sister. His wife died in 1999.

Walter Mintz ’50

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True friend of Reed Walter Mintz ‘50, former chairman of the board of trustees, died November 16, 2004, of cancer. "Anyone who has had the privilege to know Walter Mintz will feel a sense of deep loss," says Reed President Colin Diver [2002–12] "I will personally miss his wisdom, guidance, sense of humor, and the grace with which he lived his life."

Mintz’s contributions to Reed were far reaching; the college and its students benefited from his business and financial acumen and personal dedication for decades. Mintz served on the board for 33 years, chairing the investment committee and ultimately becoming the first Reed graduate to serve as chairman of the board. While he was chairman, many major projects were undertaken, including the highly successful Campaign for Reed College, of which he was chair until he became board president. His health forced him to resign his board position in 2002, but his involvement with Reed continued as his health allowed.


Earnest Archibald Movius ’37

Earnest Archibald Movius ’37, September 20, 2004, in Cashmere, Washington. Bud graduated from high school at 14, and worked as a box boy at a grocery store to earn money while attending Yakima Junior College, in Yakima, Washington. At the invitation of an aunt, he moved to Portland and entered Reed. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and went on to earn an MD from Oregon Medical School (Oregon Health Sciences University) in 1941. In 1942, he married Elieen Garnett and also heenlisted in the U.S. Army medical corps. In the German Alps, Bud offered to deliver a baby in exchange for using a home for a hospital facility. Returning from the war, he specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, and took his residency at Emanuel Hospital. During his 35-year career as an obstetrician at the Wenatchee Valley Clinic in Wenatchee, Washington, he delivered 7,000 babies. He helped organize and led the Chelan-Douglas County Family planning clinics, and volunteered weekly in clinics in retirement. Bud volunteered in other community organizations, including the YMCA, and the Calvary Bible Church. He enjoyed classical music, attended community concerts, and traveled to Seattle for opera seasons. A summer cabin at Lake Chelan, badminton, and bridge club also provided enjoyment. His daughter, Rosalie L. Movius ’73, who provided details for this obituary, wrote that her father had "definite opinions about things," and openly expressed them. "I admired him for living what he preached, no matter what the political consequences might be. To me that is an uncommon kind of courage." Survivors include Rosalie, her sister, and an extended family. Eileen died in 1979, and one daughter died in 1993. Bud's sister, Myrta O. Movius Williamson ’35, also graduated from Reed.

Helen Elizabeth Monner Ward ’36

Helen Elizabeth Monner Ward ’36, July 1, 2007, in Chandler, Arizona. Helen received a BA from Reed in mathematics and was a high school mathematics teacher. She married Marion F. Ward in 1938; they had a son and two daughters.

Robert W. Moen ’39

Robert W. Moen ’39, October 15, 2007, in Portland, from congestive heart failure. Robert received a BA from Reed in chemistry. In 1945, he married Marion A. Collard '40. He worked as a chemist for Lilly-Miller for more than 30 years. In the late ’70s, he moved to Vancouver, Washington. Survivors include his daughter and three sons, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Marion died in 1997.

Jane Mersereau ’42

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Jane Howard Mersereau ’42, September 30, 2006, in Portland. Jane attended Reed for four years, and later returned to complete her degree in general literature in 1965. She married Charles Parker Mersereau ’40; they had three sons, and later divorced. She volunteered for and was employed in a variety of positions: as assistant director for the Pittock Mansion; as alumni association president and volunteer archives assistant for Reed; as a volunteer archivist and president of Catlin Gabel Alumni; and as executive secretary of Lewis & Clark College's centennial year celebration. She had a gift for words and for calligraphy. Survivors include two sons, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Maurice J. Merrick ’49

Maurice J. ]49, June 5, 2007, in Portland. After service with the U.S. Army in Europe, Maury was intrigued by the history behind his experience, and applied to Reed on the G.I. Bill. The government resources were meager, and his support for his family took priority over his education; he studied for three years with a focus in mathematics and physics. He took a position with Sawyer's (View Master Corporation), ending up as chief research engineer after 10 years. After the company sold, he went to work at Tektronix; Howard Vollum ’36 had been a grammar school friend and a physics lab assistant while Maury was at Reed. Maury spent 15 years as manager of camera design and engineering at Tektronix, before accepting an offer to design and teach a course in optical technology at Portland Community College. His work with Tektronix continued on a part-time basis, and he retired from the business and teaching in 1984. By then, he had served as chair of science and industry for the college. He married Doris E. Ryland in 1942; they had five children, and traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad. In retirement, he continued to develop his skills in woodcarving and sculpture. Throughout his life, he enjoyed outdoor activities, including skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing. Survivors include his wife, three sons and a daughter, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Valerie Wanda Milmore Wolf ’55

Valerie Wanda Milmore Wolf ’55, March 29, 2007, at home in Albany, California, from multiple-system atrophy, a Parkinson's related disease. Valerie attended Reed, later earning a BS from University of California, Berkeley, in accounting. She was a self-employed educational consultant. She married Eldon A. Wolf. Survivors include her husband, two daughters and two sons, two stepchildren, nine grandchildren, and a sister.

Stephen R. Mahaney ’71

Stephen R. Mahaney ’71, June 25, 2007, in Arlington, Virginia. Stephen received a BA from Reed in mathematics. He earned an MA from Dartmouth in mathematics in 1973 and a PhD from Cornell University in computer science in 1981. Stephen held positions at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hills, New Jersey, at the center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers, in computer science at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and as senior adviser at the National Science Foundation in Arlington. Survivors include his wife, Jean Marie Houk Mahaney ’70, two daughters, and his mother.

Edward Colton Meek Jr. ’41

Edward Colton Meek Jr. ’41, June 17, 2006, in Oregon. Edward attended Reed during two summer terms, and completed a degree at Oregon State College (University) and an MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a pathologist for Physicians & Surgeons Hospital in Portland for 23 years. In 1949, he married E. Jean Ward. Survivors include his wife, and two daughters. A son predeceased him.

Margaret McGowan Mahan ’24

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Margaret McGowan Mahan ’24, August 19, 2008, at Allen Care Home in Santa Rosa, California, where she had lived for seven years. A week before she died, at age 106, she was alert and playing Scrabble. Maggie grew up on and around the Reed College campus—her father, Howard McGowan, was the Reed Institute's first business manager (1908–34). In a 2002 oral history interview with John Sheehy ’82, Maggie described her memories of the campus, the development of the current location and the growth of facilities, and the fun and formality that characterized the college community in the early ’20s. “Reed College was so much a part of our family. I look back on it very fondly. The professors I knew and the friends I had were all good friends. I made close friendships at Reed, very close friendships,” she stated. In their Eastmoreland home, designed by college architect A.E. Doyle, the McGowans entertained visitors such as Reed presidents William Trufant Foster [1910–19] and Richard F. Scholz [1921–24]. Maggie attended Reed for three years (1919–22) and received a BA from the University of Oregon. She left Portland for Chicago, to work for the University of Chicago Press. In 1928, she married James Mahan; they had two daughters. Survivors include her daughters, 6 grandchildren, 25 great-grand children, and 2 great-great-grandsons. Her sister, Jean McGowan van der Sterre ’31, and brother, Howard McGowan ’21, graduated from Reed.

Elijah Maccoby ’27

Elijah Maccoby ’27, April 1, 1987, in Portland. Eli studied at Reed in 1923–24. Brothers Nathan Maccoby ’33 and Wendell Maccoby ’41, and sister-in-law Eleanor Emmons Maccoby ’39 also attended the college.

William C. Myers ’55

William C. Myers ’55, August 31, 2004, in Texas. William received a BA from Reed in physics. He worked for Tektronix in Beaverton, and in research for Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dixon Yoshio Miyauchi ’40

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Dixon Yoshio Miyauchi ’40, June 14, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dixon came to Reed from Seattle and received a BA in history. He served as an interpreter during World War II, and was in Japan with the army and air force in 1947–52. He earned a PhD from Harvard in East Asian studies, and retired as professor emeritus of Asian history from SUNY-Plattsburgh in 1983. Dixon had two sons and a daughter. He kept close connections to Reed throughout his life, and established the Dixon Y. Miyauchi Scholarship.

Hugh McKinley ’41

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Hugh McKinley ’41, November 7, 2009, in Springfield, Oregon, from age-related causes. Mac was the son of Charles McKinley, Reed political science professor [1918-60]. “I guess I heard municipal government from the time I was old enough to listen; at breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” he reported. He earned a BA from Reed in political science. During World War II, he was stationed in Texas, where he met and married Evelyn Griffin before serving in Germany. After the war, he worked at the University of Oregon's bureau of municipal research, and from there, launched a career as a city manager, assisting in Corvallis, and holding the lead position in Sutherlin, Grants Pass, and Eugene, where he served for nearly 15 years, earning a national reputation as a respected administrator. Colleagues described him as humble, honest, and tough—a man who provided not only ideas but also solutions. During his tenure, he helped orchestrate the city's growth as its population doubled from 50,000 to 100,000. In 1975, he was recruited to be city manager for San Diego; after three years, he left for a similar position in Glendale, California. Mac and Evelyn moved back to Eugene around 1990 and lived in a retirement community; he was devoted to caring for Evelyn in her failing health. Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter, and three grandchildren. Mac's siblings, Maude McKinley ’39, Donald McKinley ’40, and Jean McKinley Johnson ’45, also graduated from Reed.

Dorothy V. Grooms Macfarlane ’44

Dorothy V. Grooms Macfarlane '44, November 19, 2010, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Dorothy's introduction to Reed came through her father, Frederick Grooms, who was facilities director at the college in the ’30s. In addition to relishing time spent in biology lab, Dorothy had happy memories of square dancing and of playing squash and badminton with her friend “Cookie” (Mary Cook Yoakum ’44) and Charles Botsford [physical education, 1912–52]. Between her sophomore and junior years, she married James A. Macfarlane and went on to earn a BA from Reed in biology. When her husband completed military service in 1946, the couple bought a home in Milwaukie, where they raised three daughters. Dorothy was a research assistant for 24 years: first at Oregon Health & Sciences University in the diabetes and metabolism department, and then in medical research at the Portland VA Medical Center. She retired in 1987 and pursued many interests, including hiking, traveling, photography, playing piano, and practicing ikebana. She delighted in visits and conversations with members of her extended family and was very active in her church. Survivors include her daughters. Her husband died in 1981.

Helen Leslie McKay Gnaedinger ’46

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Helen Leslie McKay Gnaedinger ’46, January 19, 2011, in Silverton, Idaho. Leslie earned a BA from Reed in biology with a thesis on the resident canyon salamander, Ensatina escholtzii. During her time at Reed, she was employed as a welder in the Portland shipyards and at the B-29 factory in Hoquiam, Washington, next door to her hometown, Aberdeen. As a lab instructor at Washington State College, earning a master's degree in biology, she taught Ernest Gnaedinger, a navy veteran studying premedicine; they married in 1947 and moved to Portland, where Leslie was a biological specialist for Multnomah County and Ned attended the University of Oregon Medical School. In 1952, they moved to Ned's hometown, Wallace, Idaho, where Leslie raised their family of two sons and two daughters, and Ned was a general practitioner and chief administrator for Wallace Hospital. In addition to being a loving and supportive parent, Leslie volunteered with the Shoshone County Medical Auxiliary, with Chapter X of PEO, and with the Shoshone Country Club. She read widely and variously and enjoyed discussing what she read. She also enjoyed outdoor recreation, spending many happy days at the family cabin at Killarney Lake on the Coeur d'Alene River. Ten years ago, daughter Kristi reported: “Even though she married and became a housewife, she never lost her love of biology. She was always thrilled to help us dissect whatever we brought home. She still has her love of salamanders, too. We have a few of the local variety living in our basement bathroom. She feeds them worms from her garden.” Survivors included her children, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a sister. Her husband died in 2004. Leslie's brother, Donald R. McKay ’50, also attended Reed.

Monica Moseley ’64

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Dancer, choreographer, and historian Monica Moseley ’64 died on January 6, 2010, in New York.

Monica earned a BA in art and literature from Reed. Drawn to structure, she initially considered a career in architecture or law, but classes in literature, humanities, and art—with Prof. Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69]—altered her course. Prof. Reynolds supervised her thesis, "Two Poems of the Air," a calligraphy project she created based on poems by Reed poet-in-residence James Dickey [1962–64].


Phyllis Klein Miller MAT ’67

Phyllis Klein Miller MAT ’67, January 5, 2010, in Bend, Oregon, where she had lived for over 30 years. Phyll received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. After earning a master's degree from Reed, she taught biology at Portland State University, and then became director of student nurses activities at Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Portland. She married James B. Miller in 1973. Survivors include her husband, a son, three granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren.

Sharon E.J. Mussen ’93

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Sharon E.J. Mussen ’93, December 5, 2010, in Berkeley, California, following a long illness. Sharon wrote the thesis "Ethiopian Jews, Persistent Identity System: The Conflicted Religious Assimilation of the Beta Israel into Israel" during a six-month study abroad program at Jerusalem University in Israel, and received a BA from Reed in anthropology. After that, she worked for Janus, a program providing shelter and counseling for troubled youth in Portland. From there, she went to Smith College, completing an MSW, with internships and research focused on young unwed mothers. Following time in Ecuador, where she went to learn Spanish and to learn about a new culture, she moved to the Bay Area to be near her parents. At the Center for Family Counseling in Oakland, California, she worked with families and children and initiated a program for the public schools that would provide counseling and support for parents. Sharon was a budding artist, who enjoyed working with metal and wire. She also loved hiking and being outdoors. In her public obituary, we read that Sharon's nonjudgmental devotion to friends and her love of animals were unwavering. “She filled our lives with hope and taught us to find meaning, beauty and joy in the unobvious.” Survivors include her parents and sister.

Stephen Robert Martin ’75

Stephen Robert Martin ’75, August 2, 2009, in Santa Rosa, California, following a brief illness. Stephen earned a BA from Reed in psychology, a BS from UC Santa Cruz in biology, and a PhD from UC Berkeley in immunology. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in London and a number of scholarship and teaching awards at UC Berkeley. Stephen was owner of the website for the discussion of alternative and natural medicine and the author of the book If You Can Cook . . . . He also served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his sister and nieces and nephews.

Robert Roland Miner ’86

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Robert Roland Miner ’86, December 6, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from cancer. Robert earned a BA from Reed and a PhD from the University of Maryland in mathematics. He studied at Oxford and Universität Bern and taught at the University of Oklahoma before joining the University of Minnesota’s Geometry Center, where he pursued interdisciplinary research in mathematics and electronic communication. He was cofounder and director of Geometry Technologies and worked on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) initiatives to standardize XML markup language for mathematics. He joined Design Science in St. Paul, Minnesota, as vice president for research and development when the company acquired the WebEQ product line from Geometry Technologies in 2000. He worked to develop the MathPlayer and MathFlow products, wrote and spoke extensively on the impact of MathML on technical publishing, and initiated a research program on adding value to electronic math content, including an NSF research grant awarded in 2003 to develop math-aware searching. Survivors include his wife, Emily West, and his son, William. Emily wrote: “The outpouring of cards, letters, phone calls, and emails from friends from every period of his life was extraordinarily meaningful to Robert, and was a large part of the peace he was able to find in being taken from us so soon. He remained calm and witty to the very end and was adored by the hospital staff.”

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Deborah Lynn Smith Martson, December 9, 2011, in Molalla, Oregon, after a “gritty and graceful” battle with ovarian cancer. Debbie earned a BA in English from Duke, graduating with honors. During her junior year abroad at the University of Edinburgh, she met Rick Martson, a student from Washington and Jefferson College. They married in 1969 and lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while Rick completed a JD from the University of Michigan. They moved to Oregon, where Debbie worked in public relations for Gary White Advertising and Rick began his law practice. They purchased a farm in Molalla, restored and renovated the 1852 farmhouse on the property, and raised American Saddlebred horses, Suffolk sheep, and Scottish Highland cattle. In 1974, Debbie got a job in publicity and publications at Reed and was appointed vice president for college relations two years later; she was the first female vice president at the college and the youngest member of the president’s staff. She also was a member of the Reed College Women’s Committee. After leaving Reed in 1983, she worked part time for Marylhurst University. She was a tireless volunteer and served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the World Affairs Council, Chamber Music Northwest, Young Audiences, the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for Women, and the United Way. Debbie is remembered as an intelligent and determined individual, full of fun, and engaged fully in life. Survivors include her husband, two sons, three grandchildren, mother, brother, and many friends and admirers.

Victoria Moran Sargent ’54

Victoria Moran Sargent ’54, October 29, 2011, in Berkeley, California. Vicky was at Reed for two years and completed a BA degree in English and social studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She also earned a general elementary school teaching certificate and taught at the Walden Center School in 1962–69. In 1980, she spent a year studying sculpture at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. She and Thornton W. (Tony) Sargent III ’51 married in 1952 and had two sons. Vicky and Tony were co-owners of the Rubissow Sargent Winery.

Elizabeth Drummond Marshall Ackley ’32

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Elizabeth Drummond Marshall Ackley ’32, August 24, 2009, in Portland. After earning a BA in history from Reed, Elizabeth taught elementary school in Boardman, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. “Vancouver did not permit their teachers to marry until they had served five years. I had been engaged to (Wilson) Lee (Ackley) for seven years, so we threw caution to the winds, I resigned, and we married (in 1935).” The couple and their three daughters lived in southwest Portland. Elizabeth taught at the Gabel Country Day School, and later was the librarian at Ainsworth School. “I thoroughly enjoyed those years. I was able to do a much needed piece of work and allay the ghost of nonaccomplishment on a personal level.” Elizabeth and Lee retired in 1975, worked on their home—designed and built by Lee—gardened three acres “furiously,” and did some traveling. “Looking back, I seem to have been mainly a domestic creature, concerned chiefly with home and hearth. Not so. Any Reed College person knows there is a larger scene out there and our concern for the future of our citizens does not diminish. In fact, it's risen sharply! As someone's aunt once remarked, 'Life ain't neat.' I would amend it to read, 'Life ain't tidy, but it's sure been neat.'” Her daughters—including Meribeth Dahlberg, former registrar at Reed [1985–89]—survive her, as do five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 2005.

Susan McVey Giese Martinez ’61

Susan McVey Giese Martinez ’61, June 2, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Susan came to Reed from Groton, Massachusetts, and also attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She worked for Mountain Bell phone company for 30 years; was a reading tutor at Los Padillas Elementary School, delivered meals for a local food bank, and volunteered at the South Valley Library and as a tax preparer. She was a member of the Communication Workers of America, the South West Organizing Project, and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Ruben, to whom she was married for 49 years; her daughter, son, and grandson; her mother; three sisters; and two brothers, including Thomas Giese ’69.

John Christopher McCutchen ’08

John Christopher McCutchen ’08, August 28, 2009, at his home in Jefferson City, Missouri. John was a political science major at Reed. In February 2006, he sat on a Reed Union on the college's policy on political neutrality and argued that Reed's position was inherently flawed. Classmates remember John as an “awesome guy” who was talkative and jovial. After Reed, John won a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Seneca, New York. He tutored at primary and secondary schools and was certified to teach English as a second language. He also enjoyed music, and hiking with his golden retriever, Kuper. Survivors include his parents, sister, and grandparents.

Barbara Ann Besson Martin ’41

Barbara Ann Besson Martin ’41, August 17, 2010, in Portland. The daughter of a Portland physician, Barbie lived briefly in Vienna, Austria, where she discovered a passion for art and music. Returning to Portland, Barbie attended Lincoln High School and performed double bass with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. At Reed she studied foreign languages and fell in love with William F. Martin ’41. The couple married and raised their five children on a cattle ranch near the Clackamas River. Outside of ranching, Barbie enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling. She did calligraphy, played bridge, and was a fan of the Portland Trail Blazers. She was a member in many local organizations, including the Reed College Women's Committee. After Bill died in 1986, Barbie remained at the ranch, raising and showing Angora goats, and spinning and knitting their fleece. In the early ’90s, she sold the ranch and moved to northwest Portland. Barbie is remembered for her beauty, courage, dignity, and humor. Survivors include 1 son and 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother. A son died in 1977.

Gordon Paul Means ’50

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Gordon Paul ’50, August 12, 2010, at home in Chaska, Minnesota, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Gordon was a political scientist, sociologist, and author of several books on Southeast Asia. His parents were Methodist missionaries, who worked to develop schools and clinics for the Sengoi and Temier peoples in northwest Malaysia. Gordon lived in Sumatra, Singapore, and Malaysia before the family returned to the U.S. in 1939 and settled in Spokane, Washington. He joined the navy at 18, and came to Reed on the G.I. Bill. Gordon earned his BA in political science, writing his thesis on the political problems of the Malay peninsula, and later earned a PhD in political science from the University of Washington. Gordon's academic career was centered on Southeast Asia, particularly the conflicts among culture, religion, and modernization. Fluent in Malay, he taught at Willamette University, Gustavus Adolphus College, the universities of Iowa and Washington, the University of Minnesota's Institute of International Studies, and McMaster University. He had teaching and research exchanges with universities in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and China. He was a member of McMaster University's political science department in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, from 1967 until his retirement in 1992. He achieved worldwide recognition for the breadth of his scholarship and was honored in 2004 as one of the outstanding intellectuals of the 21st century. His books included Malaysian Politics: The Second Generation, Political Islam in Southeast Asia, and The Past in Southeast Asia's Present. He also was coeditor of the first Sengoi and Temiar dictionaries. Gordon had two daughters and two sons with his first wife, to whom he was married for 29 years. In 1987, he married Laurel Braswell, a professor in the English department at McMaster. They retired to Chaska, Minnesota, in 1996. In his public obituary, we read that Gordon lived his life to the fullest, “whether writing, lecturing, researching, enjoying family camping, strenuous canoeing in the Boundary Waters, fast-paced golfing, or competing even faster on the tennis court.” Friends and colleagues remember him as a humble man, generous with both knowledge and help, who was devoted to family, was full of humor, and had an unerring practical sense. Three days before he died, Gordon completed an edition of his father's notes, fragmentary manuscript, and photographs describing his parents' work among the Sengoi from 1931 to 1980. Gordon is survived by his wife, Laurel; four children; three stepchildren; and eight grandchildren.

Edmond Stewart Miksch ’54

Edmond Stewart Miksch ’54, July 30, 2010, in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Edmond grew up in a family with a strong Reed legacy. His father, Walter P. Miksch, taught French [1928–29]; his mother, Florence Stewart Miksch, attended the college, as did his sister, Gretchen Miksch Turner ’54; and his uncle, William Blair Stewart ’21, also taught at the college [economics, 1925-49]. Edmond earned his BA from Reed in physics and completed a PhD in applied physics at Harvard University. In 1967, he moved to Pittsburgh to work for U.S. Steel, and he was also an engineer for Westinghouse and Alcoa and an independent patent agent. Later, he was a consultant with Veritas Engineering Company. Edmond and his wife, Mary F. Hall, had four daughters, who survive him, as do six grandchildren. Mary died in 2008.

Michael George Mallin ’64

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Michael George Mallin ’64, March 26, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Michael earned his BA from Reed in general literature, an MA in international relations from the University of Sussex, and a JD from the University of Chicago. Settling in Toronto, he specialized in Canadian income tax, working for CCH Canadian and Arthur Anderson Chartered Accountants and teaching the intricacies of tax regulations. He later developed his own business, Michael Mallin Edit, providing editing services for comprehensive annual business and personal income tax guides. In his public obituary, we read: “He was a meticulous researcher, cultivated excellent relationships with other Canadian tax experts, and prided himself on his exceptionally high editing standards.” In the 1990s, Michael moved to the Virgin Islands, where he continued to edit tax guides and enjoyed the scenic beauty of the Caribbean. Survivors include his wife, Anna, and his daughter. Two daughters predeceased him.

Christopher John McClellan ’72

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Christopher John McClellan ’72, July 13, 2010, in Yamhill, Oregon, from cancer. Born in New York City, Chris began his college education at Columbia, flunked out twice, and was then drafted. Following a brief and relatively uneventful stint in the army, he enrolled at Reed—with his wife and a daughter soon to come—and earned a BA in economics. He raised a family and had a career in finance in San Francisco, where he was vice president with Pacific Asset Management, was president of Van Strum & Towne. He was instrumental in the founding of LyÇee FranÇais International, and served on its board of directors. Chris had a passion for gastronomical pleasures, a keen interest in literary and philosophical discourses, and an unwavering fondness for travel (particularly of the international variety). He shared fond memories of Reed with his children, each of whom also graduated from Reed. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia McClellan; children Sylla McClellan ’94, Catherine McClellan ’97, and Greg McClellan ’01; sons-in-law Corey Guinnee ’94 and Benji Fisher ’94; and grandchildren Walker and Marion Guinnee and Isaac Fisher.

James Christophe Meade ’76

James Christopher Meade ’76, September 1, 2009. Christopher earned a BA from Reed in philosophy, writing his thesis on the concept of intentional action. He last resided in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth Ann McCracken McDowell ’34

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Elizabeth Ann McCracken McDowell ’34, November 3, 2011, in Portland. Betty came to Reed as a transfer student and a day-dodger, along with her sister, Mary McCracken Lathram ’36. Their father was a dentist, and three of his patients were Reed instructors. Additionally, T.L. Eliot officiated at her parents’ marriage, and her maternal grandfather’s farm was adjacent to the land on which the college was built. “There was a lot of lobbying for us to go to Reed,” Betty said. She majored in psychology and took a minor in education. Following graduation, she did social work during a longshoremen’s strike in Kelso, Washington, and then enrolled at Claremont McKenna College, where she received an MA in clinical psychology. She taught high school in Nevada and in Portland, with subjects ranging from Latin to social sciences, and from P.E. to arithmetic. In 1940, she married James N. McDowell, whom she had met during her first year in high school; they raised six children. Betty was a dedicated volunteer in her community. For decades, she served on the board of Catholic Charities and Services and assisted with counseling and providing resources to those who needed food, lodging, or petrol. Survivors include four sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Mary. James died in 1995.

Frances Meshner Keller ’37

Frances Mesher Keller ’37, September 10, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. Frances was 16 when she entered Reed. She studied at the college for two years and later completed a BA in sociology at the University of Washington. In 1940, she married Howard S. Keller ’37. They established a successful, multistate, wholesale plumbing business, the Keller Supply Company. Frances was devoted to her family; enjoyed a good mental challenge, a game of cards or Scrabble; and treasured her travels with Howard. They were active in their community, especially for endeavors related to children and education. They provided funding for the Keller Children’s Fund for the Jewish Family Service; the Howard and Frances Keller Faculty Research Fund in support of history and social sciences at Reed College; the Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professorship in History and the Howard and Frances Keller Research Fund at the University of Washington; and the Frances and Howard Keller Family Lecture Series at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Frances is remembered for her kindness, strength, quick wit, and no-nonsense approach. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Howard died in 2009.

Alice Maxine Meigs Schott Richards ’38

Alice Maxine Meigs Schott Richards ’38, June 20, 2011, in Redwood City, California, following a bout with pneumonia. Alice attended Skidmore College for a year, spent a year in Switzerland studying German, and then enrolled at Reed. That one year at Reed was the high point of her academic life, she said in 2003. “It made me want to get to the source material of things very often, and encouraged some radical feelings I already had. I was affected by the times we lived in, simply that this was a very controversial period in American life.” She recalled political discussions with professors such as Monte Griffith [psychology 1926–54] and Alexander Goldenweiser [sociology 1933–39]. “There were groups that were concerned with the New Deal and all its problems and some of the issues of war and peace. And there was a lot of worry about what was going to happen to the country, but there was also quite a lot of hope. The great clouds of war and the growing clouds of fascism were worrying us.” Alice left Reed to marry and raise a family and maintained a lifelong friendship with her roommate, Cecelia Gunterman Wollman ’37. She received a BA in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to earn an MA in anthropology from Stanford and a junior college teaching credential from San Francisco State College. She was an instructor of cultural anthropology at the College of San Mateo and had three sons, including Peter Meigs ’59.

Floy Ione Wetzel Matthews ’44

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Floy Ione Wetzel Matthews ’44, November 15, 2011, in Beaverton, Oregon. Floy came to Reed from LaGrande, Oregon, and earned a BA in psychology. She continued her studies in psychology at Columbia University, where she received an MA and met William I. Matthews, whom she married. They had one son, Wells Matthews ’76. Floy’s career in clinical psychology included positions in New York, Iowa, and Vermont. She was the staff psychologist at the Hamilton Center, a mental health center in Rockville, Indiana, until she retired in 1985. In Rockville, Floy volunteered for adult literacy and was a voracious reader, with her own key to the public library. She also acted as a general contractor and built a spectacular house in the woods, which attracted a peacock she named Picasso. Birds, raccoons, and squirrels were frequent visitors to her house, and occasional foes. “She trapped a large cat harassing her pets, only later realizing it was a bobcat,” Wells told us. In retirement, Floy maintained a limited private practice and volunteered in a county hospice program and with the Parke Adult Tutoring Service, a young adult literacy program that she started in Parke County, Indiana. She returned to Oregon in 1996 to be near her family and enjoyed attending a Beaverton Library book group and teaching classes at the Elsie Stuhr Center. Survivors include her son, daughter-in-law Joanne Oshiro ’78, and granddaughter Laura.

Eleanor Susan Haas Merriam ’50

Eleanor Susan Haas Merriam ’50, October 4, 2011, in Glendora, California. Susan attended Reed in 1946–47 and then transferred to the University of Washington. She was a pilot in the Women’s Air Corps and worked for the State Department as a logistics planner for routing military supplies during World War II. Her career was as an accountant in the publishing industry, and she was an accomplished classical pianist. Survivors include three sons, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Robert Craft Millikan ’79

Robert Craft Millikan ’79, October 7, 2012, in Carrboro, North Carolina. Robert was at Reed for two years before transferring to UC Davis, where he earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Following an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, he opened a private veterinary practice. Two years later, he entered the field of molecular biology through a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard. He then earned a PhD in epidemiology from UCLA and joined the epidemiology faculty at the University of North Carolina in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2006, Robert was awarded a grant from the CDC to create a Center for Genomics and Public Health at UNC, focusing on genetic susceptibility to cancer with the outcome of creating programs to reduce cancer risk. “Dr. Millikan and his colleagues conducted three waves of this country’s groundbreaking longitudinal study of breast cancer in African American and Caucasian women,” said Shelley Earp, MD, director of UNC Lineberger. “Through the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, he sought to understand the complex reasons for poor breast cancer outcomes in African American women. His seminal findings, published in 100 papers, have changed the face of breast cancer disparities research.” In 2008, Robert was appointed Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology. “Dr. Millikan had a major impact on the field of cancer and molecular epidemiology,” said UNC professor Andy Olshan, chair of the epidemiology department. “His innovations led the field and created opportunities for countless epidemiology and other public health students. The department has lost not only a great scientist and teacher but a wonderful friend and colleague.” In 2011, Robert won a $19 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for an ambitious study of breast cancer in African American women. “Dr. Millikan had remarkable breadth in his approach to disease and the health of the public,” said Barbara Rimer, dean of the UNC public health school. “His encyclopedic knowledge of epidemiology, breast cancer, and melanoma were fully matched by his compassion for and understanding of all aspects of health disparities. The nation has lost a brilliant, humane public health leader.”

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Elissa Metterhausen Gronke, June 30, 2012, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Born in Chicago, and a graduate in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Lisa was a woman ahead of her time, “pursuing a career in the era when women were expected to stay at home and care for the family while their husbands supported them.” Her work as a biochemist helped finance the undergraduate education of her four children, Deborah, Edward P. Gronke ’82, Paul Gronke [political science 2001–], and Thomas. The family moved from Chicago to Houston, Texas, where Lisa worked and studied at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also took up the hobby of bird watching and carried this interest to a new home in New York and finally to the Portland area—“a birdwatcher’s paradise,” she reported. Lisa served as a faculty assistant for Reed’s physics department in 1977–78, and was instrumental in bringing David Griffiths [1978–2009], emeritus professor of physics, to the college. In 1979, she began working with Janice Robinsons Stevens ’44 at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Lisa did research in the neurology department and in the pediatric metabolic lab at OHSU in the ’80s. Her work at OHSU shifted from research to computer science and to support for the lab’s data collection. She took programming classes and also worked on computer network bulletin boards through the late ’90s in Portland. “She was unusual in this world of geeks as a female over 50, and was known as ‘Grandma Nerd.’” Skilled also in the kitchen, Lisa’s cooking skills were based on her scientific training: “reducing the art of pies to a system of careful measurements and tests, producing pie crusts still fondly remembered by her children.” Lisa was a vital part of the life of her close-knit family. “Her like doesn’t come along very often.” Survivors include her husband, Edward P. Sr.; four children; nine grandchildren; and her brother.

Marjorie Campbell McDonald ’19

Marjorie Campbell McDonald ’19, March 10, 1995, in Corvallis, Oregon. She attended Reed for three years and went on to earn her teaching degree from the University of Oregon in 1919. She taught high school in Portland and married John McDonald in 1925. After his death in 1943, she began teaching English to Russians who were in Portland, shipping war materials during World War II. She learned enough Russian to start a beginning Russian course at Washington High School, the first such course to be offered in public schools in the United States. She continued to study Russian by taking summer courses at Stanford University and the University of Washington. In 1955, she took a sabbatical from teaching to study Russian at the University of London and in 1959 was given permission to travel alone in Russia, one of the first Americans to do so. She retired from teaching in the early ’60s and turned her attention to art. She became a collage artist, using torn rice paper, and showed her work in a number of exhibitions in Portland and Corvallis. A retrospective show of her work was held at the Stevenson Gallery in Corvallis on April 9, and a one-person show will be held at the Buckley Center Gallery, University of Portland, October 16–November 9 (1995). She is survived by her sister.

Samuel L. Miller ’45

Samuel L. Miller ’45, January 26, 1995, in Portland. He was a physician in Portland for over 40 years. After graduating from Reed, he went on to study medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School, receiving an MD in 1947. He interned at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he returned to Portland, where he opened a private family practice. During his career, he served as president of the Holladay Park Hospital medical staff and was medical director of the Robison Jewish home for 35 years. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two sons, and a grandson.

Maye Palmer Mudge ’19

Maye Palmer Mudge ’19, November 20, 1995, in Portland. She was a retired teacher and social worker. After graduating from Reed with a degree in general studies, she taught in high schools in California, and she earned a master’s degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1927. She married Frank Mudge and the couple had one son. After returning to Portland she taught at Jefferson High School. During World War II, she was a child welfare worker for Multnomah County. At the time of her retirement she was teaching retarded children in a private school in Portland. She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta, a national education honorary society. Survivors include her son and three grandchildren.

Grace E. Gilmore McGinnis MALS ’68

Grace McGinnis MALS ’68, September 14, 1996, in Portland, Oregon, where she had lived for over 30 years. She taught high school English at Milwaukie High School. After retiring from teaching, she became editor of the Journal of the American Theatre Organ Society and also helped build organs. She is survived by her daughter, three sisters, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

William D. Miller ’23

William Miller ’23, February 10, 1998, in Cary, North Carolina. Ted and and Catherine Ritchey Miller ’25 were married in 1928. Ted entered the forestry program at Yale University and earned a PhD in 1932. Following teaching posts in Connecticut and Idaho, he taught at the North Carolina State University School of Forestry from 1935 until his retirement in 1963. He was voted by his students the distinguished classroom teacher in 1961. He was an accomplished pianist, was fluent in several languages, and was the author of numerous articles in forestry journals. He was a golden member of the Society of American Foresters and a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Catherine died in January. Ted is survived by a son. A younger son died in 1984.

Catherine Ritchey Miller ’25

Catherine Ritchey Miller ’25, January 10, 1998, in Cary, North Carolina. Catherine and William Miller ’23 were married in 1928. She earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Montana in 1927. An accomplished organist, she was an instructor of organ and the college organist at Peace College, Raleigh, North Carolina until 1973. She served as organist for the Edenton Street Methodist Church in 1948–67 and for the White Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1967–71, and she was the former dean and an honorary life member of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She is survived by Ted and a son. A second son died in 1984.

Richard F. Martin ’35

Richard Martin ’35, November 29, 1998, in Alabama. He earned a master’s in psychology at the University of Oregon in 1937 and a PhD in psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1940. He was an instructor at Carnegie Institute of Technology until 1943, when he joined the U.S. Naval Reserves as an ensign and served on a patrol craft and destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he became a clinical psychologist at a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked until his retirement in the mid-’70s. He is survived by his wife; a daughter; a sister, Marian Martin ’41; and two grandchildren.

William D. McElroy MA ’41

William D. McElroy MA ’41, February 17, 1999, in San Diego. He was a pioneering research biologist and former chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. His undergraduate degree was earned at Stanford University, and he went on to earn a PhD in biology and biochemistry from Princeton University in 1941. In 1946, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, where he discovered the enzyme that makes fireflies light up. He taught there for more than 20 years and chaired the biology department until 1969, when he was appointed head of the National Science Foundation. In 1972 he left that agency to become chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. While chancellor, he served for two years as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and kept up his research interests in the area of bioluminescence. He resigned as chancellor in 1980 to pursue research, writing, and teaching biology. During his career he served as consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission and on numerous national boards. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and several other societies. He is survived by his wife, a son by his second wife, two daughters and two sons by his first wife, and a sister.

Mary Frances Murray Parrott ’31

Mary Murray Parrott ’31, February 15, 1999, in Forest Grove, Oregon. She worked in Winks Hardware store after graduating from Reed. In 1934, she met and married Ray Parrott, and in 1936 they purchased a bankrupt electrical store in downtown Portland called Morrison Electric. They operated the store for 11 years until illness forced them to change their lifestyle. They sold the business and spent the next 45 years traveling throughout the world, with Portland as their home base. Her husband died in 1991. She is survived by two sisters. Another sister, Kathleen Murray Walker ’32, is deceased.

Evelyn Mills Snyder ’42

Evelyn Mills Snyder ’42, November 3, 1999, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She attended Reed for one year. She married in 1947 and was a homemaker, raising four children. Later, she earned a BA and master’s degree from Boston University, and she was a high school teacher at Lexington High School in Massachusetts for 10 years. After retiring from teaching, she returned to live in Portland and was a volunteer mediator with Resolutions Northwest. She also served as president of the Portland chapter of the Older Women’s League. Survivors include two sons; two daughters; two brothers; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

James W. MacCalman ’78

James Warren MacCalman ’78, of cancer, December 21, 2000, at his home in Seattle. After graduating from Reed, Jamie earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1982. He pursued a career in software development, and in 1991 took a job with Hanzon Data in Bothell, Washington, as a senior software engineer. In 1992, he began working for Microsoft, where he was a software design engineer until his retirement in 1999. He married Carolyn Eastman in 1994. In addition to his wife, he is survived by twin daughters, a stepson, his father and stepmother, a sister, a stepsister, two stepbrothers, and extended family members.

James Montgomery MAT ’63

James Montgomery MAT ’63, September 4, 2001, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He earned an EDD from Loyola University, Chicago, in 1975. He was assistant superintendent and director of human resources for Arlington Heights Public Schools, and later joined the faculty of Illinois State University. At the time of his death, he was adjunct professor with the Chicago Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

Gene Morrill ’70

Gene Morrill ’70, October 17, 2000, in Portland. He attended Reed in 1966-68 and was a school psychologist.

Patsy Livesley Morgan MAT ’63

Patsy L. Morgan MAT ’63, Aug. 19, 2001, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. She was an English and journalism teacher at Lincoln High School and Portland Community College, retiring in 1988. In 1944, she married Stuart Bush; they later divorced. She married Fred Morgan in 1965, who died in 1971. Survivors include two sons, including Sam Bush ’71; and four grandchildren.

Myrta O. Movius Williamson ’35

Myrta Olive Movius Williamson ’35, September 14, 2001, in Vancouver, Washington. Myrta received a BAfrom Reed in biology, married George A. Williamson in 1940—a marriage lasting 42 years—and they had four children. She spent many years as a homemaker, mother, and part-time medical technician. Myrta felt that her education at Reed contributed to her independent, curious, and outspoken nature, as well as to her desire to read endlessly. The needs of the homeless and the hungry became a primary focus for her. "Education is wonderful," she wrote, "but one has to be housed and fed in order to succeed."

Adele Virginia Matthias Nederburgh ’41

Adele Virginia Matthias Nederburgh ’41, October 5, 2002, of a brain aneurysm, in Whittier, California. Nederburgh attended Reed but did not graduate. She married Warner Clark Jr. ’42 and later J.R. Nederburgh. She had two sons. Active in the restoration of the first home built in Whittier, the Bailey House, Adele worked as a docent and gardener, restoring the grounds with plants popular in the 1880s.

DeEtta Beatrice Movius Forsberg ’42

DeEtta Beatrice Movius Forsberg ’42, November 7, 2002. Forsberg received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed. She married Robert L. Schulze in 1943 and they had two daughters. In 1962 she began working as a medical technologist at the University of Oregon medical school. Survivors include her husband, Floyd C. Forsberg.

Frank S. Myers ’36

Frank Stott Myers Sr. ’36, November 12, 2002, from complications from a multiple bypass operation, in Portland, Oregon. Frank attended Reed then turned his attention to his passion for aviation. He soloed an American Eaglet at the Hillsboro (Oregon) Airport at the age of 20. In 1940 he purchased a new Porterfield CP65 at the Saint Louis factory and flew it back to Oregon. He joined the Civil Air Patrol in World War II, flew submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico, and received the air medal. He then joined the navy and did service in the South Pacific. Frank began a career in insurance, and later turned to real estate, operating his own firm until the time of his death. In the early ’90s, he hosted a Portland cable television show, Age Wise, with helpful hints for senior citizens. He was a wonderful father to his two sons, and was well connected to hundreds of friends throughout the U.S. His life was full of adventure, and his final trip to Europe in 2000 included the 60th anniversary exhibition of the Battle of Britain Airshow.

Harry B. Murphy ’40

Harry Blaisdel Murphy ’40, August 8, 2002, of complications from pneumonia, in Parowan, Utah. Murphy completed a BA from Reed in philosophy, and received his teaching credentials from California State University–Fresno in 1952. In 1961 he received a master’s degree in biological education from CSU–Northridge, and began a 29-year teaching career that stretched from elementary education to community college instruction. For 25 years, he taught high school chemistry, biology, and history in Oxnard, California. He combined his lifelong interest in learning—"he could hold forth at length on just about any subject"—and in spiritual enlightenment, with his love of travel, visiting countries in Europe and Asia. On one trip he retraced the travels of the Buddha in India. "Buddhism," he said, "is like an early form of psychoanalysis. It teaches that human unhappiness is due to the restless egotistical acquisitiveness of the mind, a thirst for experience, and a greed for power." In retirement, he worked part time in computer programming and lived in Carson City, Nevada. He was married to Melba Ince ’46 and Jacqueline Boklan ’48. Harry is survived by his son and three daughters, five grandchildren, and one sister. Other family members who attended Reed include his mother, Irene Lacey Murphy ’17, and his sister, Mary Murphy Anderson ’47.

George L. McLean ’55

George L. McLean ’55, January 26, 2002, in Washington. McLean studied psychology at Reed, eventually earning a BA in journalism from Seattle University in 1970. He moved to Sacramento, California, and worked as a freelance editor and writer, and later became the chief technical publications editor for the U.S. Navy in Keyport, Washington. George retired in 1987 and did freelance writing. He was listed in Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Aerospace, Who’s Who in the World, and in Personalities of the West and Midwest, and was a member of the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum Foundation. George said of his time at Reed that the education—in particular the "humanities regimen"—provided him with the basis he needed to work in the field of journalism. He had one son.

Read Mattis ’44

Read E. Mattis ’44, September 5, 2002, from cancer, in Nevada. Read attended Reed in the amy premeteorology program, and worked as an electrician for the Los Angeles County mechanical department. He and his wife, Wanda, had three children, a son and two daughters. Raising and educating these "talented" children was the highlight of his adult life, he reported. Survivors include his wife.

Frank E. Maddison ’53

Frank Earl Maddison ’53, December 18, 2003, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank earned a BA in mathematics at Reed after three years, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and receiving an MD from Northwestern University in 1955. He interned at Virginia Mason Hospital, and was a resident at the University of California, San Francisco, in radiology. He remained at UCSF until 1969 as a member of the faculty—interrupted only by service in the U.S. Army in Korea and Fort Ord. In 1969 he moved to Milwaukee as associate professor of radiology at the Marquette School of Medicine (the Medical College of Wisconsin), and was promoted to professor in 1974. His marriage to Effie Lau in 1954 lasted 19 years, and he married Geraldine Butler in 1975. Survivors include his wife, three sons, one stepson, three stepdaughters, 13 grandchildren, and his brother, David W. Maddison ’61.

Robert N. Munly ’40

Robert Nixon Munly ’40, December 5, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. Robert attended Reed, and received a BA in history in 1951 and an MA in education in 1953 from the University of Portland. He worked primarily as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Portland Public Schools, most years at Benson High School, and was a volunteer for the Milwaukie library and for Providence Hospice. He married Jane Campbell ’37 in 1940. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Gene McPherson Jenkins MAT ’64

Gene McPherson Jenkins MAT ’64, December 27, 2004, in Salem, Oregon. Gene graduated from the University of Oregon with honors in 1946. She married Peter D. Jenkins in 1948; they had six children, and later divorced. During the years she cared for a home and family, Gene earned her master’s in teaching at Reed. She taught high school English in Portland at Catlin Gabel School from 1964 to 1974, then at Grant High School; in 1989 she returned to Catlin Gabel and taught for three additional years. In both schools, she served as department chair. In retirement, she moved to Salem, spending a number of memorable years with her childhood friend, Bob Aiken. Gene was described as one who was devoted to intellectual honesty, who generously shared her personal gifts, and who was undaunted by the twists and turns of her life experience. Survivors include her daughter, Ann Haviland Jenkins ’81, three sons, and four grandchildren. A son and daughter predeceased her.

Marjorie Bessey Mulkey ’29

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Marjorie Bessey Mulkey ’29, December 4, 2006, in Boise, Idaho. Marge received a BA from Reed in general literature. She also took coursework at a business school before teaching algebra in a Prosser, Washington, high school. There she met Wendell T. Mulkey; the couple married in 1934, and lived in a number of places in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation. They also spent two years in Australia. After her husband retired in 1962, the couple traveled, gardened, and took painting lessons. Survivors include her two sons and daughter, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and her niece, Marian Mulkey ’81. Her husband died in 1987.

Charlotte Elizabeth Mendel Gustoson ’48

Charlotte Elizabeth Mendel Gustoson ’48, January 14, 2005, in California. Charlotte attended Reed for a little over a year, and was married to Robert Gustoson.

Mark Alexander Melgard ’55

Mark Alexander Melgard ’55, November 20, 2005, in Salem, Oregon. Mark received a BA from Reed in biology. He then enrolled at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU), working as a research assistant in neuroanatomy, and earning an MS and MD in 1958. From 1958 to 1959, he interned at San Bernardino County Charity Hospital in California, and did his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland in neurosurgery from 1960 to 1964. He became the first local neurosurgeon in Salem in 1964, accepting a position at Salem Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief of the neurological section and director of the radioisotope department. He retired in 1996, a highly respected surgeon and medical advocate. Mark's professional associations included the American and Oregon medical associations and the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He was founding president of the Oregon Neurological Society and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition to medicine, he took great interest in viniculture, photography, medical-legal testimony, cattle and horse breeding, land development, and big game hunting (worldwide). He served as medical director of the Worker's Compensation Division at the State of Oregon (1996–98). Mark was a devoted father, grandfather, and a loyal friend; a naturalist; and a man who faithfully followed his quest for knowledge. He read broadly and extensively, and was full of wit and complexity. In 1963, he married Linda Hammond, and they had two children. In 1975, he married Cherie J. Havens, and they had one son, Benjamin T. Melgard ’01. Survivors include his daughter and two sons, and two granddaughters. His wife died in 2002.

Marian Louise Stuart Meacham ’41

Marian Louise Stuart Meacham ’41, December 27, 2005, in Port Townsend, Washington. Marian attended Reed, where she met Roy L. Stilwell ’50; they married, had a daughter, and later divorced. She then married Merle Meacham ’48. The family lived in Portland before moving to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where she designed and was assisted in the building of a log cabin, and later a full-sized house. They lived briefly in Seattle, where she completed her bachelor’s degree, and earned a master’s degree in philosophy in 1968. She taught philosophy at Edmonds Community College before returning to the Olympic Peninsula, where she worked as a designer and opened a clothing store in Port Townsend. As a citizen activist, she served on the Jefferson County Shorelines Commission, created an experimental forest design, and was instrumental in ending county pesticide spraying on roadways. In 1983, she received an award from Washington State for her environmental work. Survivors include her daughter, grandson, two great-granddaughters, and a sister. Merle died in 2003.

Donald J. Morey ’50

Donald J. Morey ’50, December 16, 2005. Donald received a BA from Reed in economics, and continued his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned an MA in economics in 1951. He was an economist for the Bonneville Power Administration. In 1948, he married Patricia R. Van Coelen; they had three daughters. Survivors include his wife and daughters, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Rhoda Muscovitz Aiken ’41

Rhoda Muscovitz Aiken ’41, June 26, in Portland. Rhoda attended Reed for two years. (Her sister, Elizabeth Sorum, and brother, Alfred Marshall, also attended Reed.) She married Edward I. Aiken in 1939, and was a homemaker and mother of three sons, including David F. Aiken MAT ’65. Rhoda was a member of Temple Beth Israel and a volunteer for the Portland Art Museum. Survivors include two sons, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 2006.

Herbert Alan McKean ’41

Herbert Alan McKean ’41, December 8, 2007, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Alan received a BA from Reed in political science and an MA from Whitman in education in 1950. He was chief of the standards division, policies and studies bureau, for the U.S. Civil Service Commission. In 1942, he married Alta Deloris; they had two daughters and one son.

Marjorie Jean Dimm McLean ’44

Marjorie Jean Dimm McLean ’44, December 19, 2007, in Reedsport, Oregon, from age-related causes. Marjorie received a BA from Reed in psychology. In 1947, she married Richard McLean; they had two children, including Mark T. McLean '70. Marjorie worked in social services at Oregon Health & Science University, and as an office manager for her husband's medical practice in Reedsport from 1951 to 1985. Survivors include her husband, her daughter and son, and three grandchildren.

Robert W. McEachern ’48

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Robert W. McEachern ’48, February 15, 2008, in Bellevue, Washington. Robert received a BA from Reed in chemistry. His wife, Audree, who informed the college of Robert's death, noted that he had many fond memories of his time at Reed, and made a point of visiting the campus when in Portland.

Sally Brogan McLeod ’58

Sally Brogan McLeod ’58, December 22, 2007, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sally attended Reed for a year and a half, and received a BA in philosophy from Northwestern University in 1958. An MA in secondary education came from the University of New Mexico in 1975. She married Hugh S. McLeod in 1957, and the couple settled in New Mexico, her home state, to raise a family. She taught mathematics in public schools, and was a docent with the Albuquerque Museum. She also was active in Meals on Wheels, the AAUW, and the Presbyterian church. Survivors include two daughters and four sons, four grandchildren, and two brothers.

Marie Miller Louis ’25

Marie Miller Louis ’25, in July 1994, in Tualatin, Oregon, where she had lived since 1992. She attended Reed for several years before transferring to the University of Oregon, where she received a BA. She sold real estate for about 20 years, and later worked part time in property investment and management. Survivors include her second husband and a daughter.

Helen G. Metz Richardson MALS ’70

Helen G. Metz Richardson MALS ’70, August 8, 1994, in Portland. She received a BA from Wellesley College in 1941. She was a high school English teacher in the Portland area and in Seattle. Survivors include her husband; three sons; two daughters; a sister, and three grandchildren.

Frank E. Myers ’27

Frank E. Myers ’27, May 31, 1995, in Ashland, Oregon. After graduation, Frank moved to New York to take a teaching fellowship at New York University. He earned a master's degree from NYU in 1930 and a PhD in 1934. In 1931 he married Ionemary Williams ’27, who was a librarian and teacher at Catlin Gabel School, in Portland. He continued to teach at NYU and was promoted to associate professor in 1946. During World War II, he was a physicist at the Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia. In 1946, the couple moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he became professor of physics at Lehigh University. He taught there until 1958, during which time he became head of the department, director of the engineering curriculum, and dean of the graduate school. He received the University's Hillman Award in 1956 for distinguished teaching and service to the University. In 1957, he was a consultant with the Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, and the following year he became the first associate director. He retired from Argonne in 1970. He was the editor of the Journal of Applied Physics and the Applied Physics Letters from 1964 to 1970, the author of a number of papers and reports on electron and nuclear physics and ballistics, and a member of many professional organizations. In retirement, they moved to Ashland, and enjoyed international travel, reading, and raising African violets. Frank is survived by Ionemary and his sister, Alice Myers Kelleway ’23.

Margaret Wiley Marshall ’29, MA ’31

Margaret Wiley Marshall '29, MA '31, August 19, 1995, in Oxford, England, where she had lived since 1968. She taught high school in Redmond, Oregon for three years, and then moved to Boston, where she was head of the English department at Emerson College. She earned a PhD in 17th-century English literature from Harvard-Radcliffe in 1940. In 1946, she took a position as a lecturer at Brooklyn College of City University of New York. She taught at that institution until 1970, rising to the rank of full professor. In 1957–59, she received a Fulbright grant to India. She was the author of several books, including The Subtle Knot: Creative Skepticism in 17th-Century England, published in 1952, and Creative Skeptics, published in 1966. She also published many articles in a variety of professional journals. She married Roderick Marshall, a Brooklyn College colleague, in 1954 in the Eliot Hall chapel. In 1968, the couple moved to Oxfordshire, England, and lived for seven years in the 16th-century home of William Morris. After her husband's death in 1975, she worked to complete and publish his book on William Morris, and she continued to write articles in her area of interest. She also traveled extensively and enjoyed playing the violin. She was a strong supporter of Reed College and had been a member of the Griffin Society since 1976. Survivors include two stepdaughters and two step-granddaughters.

Joseph M. McMenamin ’37

Joseph M. McMenamin ’37, June 24, 1995, in Seattle. Mac was a branch manager of the industrial relations department of Safeway Stores, until his retirement in 1975. He is survived by his wife, a brother, and a sister.

Albert H. Marvin ’48

Albert H. Marvin Jr. ’48, in July 13, 1995, in Ogunquit, Maine. Prior to attending Reed, he studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. He served in the air force during World War II and painted a series of murals for the officers' club of the Portland Air Force base, documenting the history of flight. He married Elinor Louise Rabehl ’41, in 1942. He entered Reed at the end of the war and studied physics as one of A. A. Knowlton's [1915–48] last students. After graduating, he worked for Bendix Aviation in Ann Arbor Michigan, working on an air traffic control project. He later taught physics at the Wentworth Institute in Boston and worked for the jet engine department of G.E. Industrial Design. During summers, he studied for a master's degree in computer sciences from the University of New Mexico and graduated in 1970. In 1982 he began working for Logicon, in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he was company mathematician and systems analyst developing software for the National Defense Project. Survivors include his wife and two sons.

Charlotte Quinby Moffat ’50

Charlotte Quinby Moffat ’50, of leukemia, July 25, 1995, in Everett, Washington. She was a medical technologist at the University of Oregon Medical School until 1974, when she moved to Whidbey Island, Washington and became co-owner of a bookstore. She retired in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, a sister, and five grandchildren.

Muriel Nichols McKay ’21

Muriel Nichols McKay ’21, May 30, 1996, in Seal Beach, California. She taught English after her graduation from Reed. In 1927, she married Joseph McKay, and they remained together for 62 years until his death in 1989. She was a homemaker and volunteer for numerous charities in the San Francisco Bay area and on the Monterey Peninsula. She is survived by her daughter, three grandchildren, and a sister, Harriet Nichols Stevenson ’29.

Janet Piper Mersereau ’43, MAT ’63

Janet Piper Mersereau ’43, MAT ’63, May 13, 1996, in Gearhart, Oregon. She worked in Germany for the Red Cross during World War II, serving U.S. troops there. She later returned to Portland and taught high school at Madison High, and she returned to Reed to complete the MAT program in 1963. In 1965, she married Charles Mersereau ’40. After retirement, the couple moved to Gearhart. Survivors include her husband, three stepsons, and six step-grandchildren.

Ray E. Moore ’50

Raymond E. Moore ’50, August 19, 1997, in Portland, following an extended illness. He entered the premed program at Reed after serving in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, and earned an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1953. He returned to the air force for a residency in family practice, graduating in 1955. He established a family practice in Lake Grove, Oregon, where he worked until moving to the Greeley Clinic in Portland. He retired from full time practice in 1990. From 1976 to 1980, he was director of Emanual Hospital’s family practice residency program, and also served on several staff committees with the hospital. He also trained classes of emergency medical technicians for the Portland Fire Bureau. He was an active volunteer in his community and was president of the Lake Grove Fire Board in the 1960s, was a board member of the Lake Grove Water Bureau, and was active in the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, a brother, two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Helen Cannon Moore ’38

Helen Cannon Moore ’38, January 8, 1997, in Monterey, California. Helen attended Reed for two years and later earned a teaching credential from the Oregon College of Education (Western Oregon University), Monmouth. She taught in a one-room country school and taught fourth and fifth grade in Warrenton, Oregon. During this time, she married Kenneth Moore, who was stationed at Ft. Stevens. While he completed military service, she moved to Oakland, California, where she completed her BA in literature at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1957. She taught school in Oakland and San Francisco for nearly 20 years. In retirement, she and her husband moved to their summer home in Monterey, where they enjoyed gardening, civic and cultural events, and volunteer work in the community and the First Church of Christ Scientist.

Granville E. McCormick ’49

Granville McCormick ’49, June 11, 1997, in Seattle, Washington. He entered Reed in 1939, but left at the outbreak of World War II to join the U.S. Army, serving as a cryptographer and radio operator overseas. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1949, he entered the University of Oregon and earned a master’s degree in math in 1952. He taught at the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia before joining Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle in 1958. He was chief of mathematics analysis for the aerospace division at Boeing for nearly 30 years, and then served as principal consultant with Boeing Computer Services. In the ’60s, he also taught mathematics on KCTS-TV in Seattle. He was Boeing’s representative to the National Alliance of Business and later was active in the National Alliance of Private Industry Councils. He also served on many civic groups and committees in the Seattle area. His other interests were numerous and varied and included jazz and opera, science fiction, and Sufi philosophy. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dorothy Doscher McCormick ’47; a daughter; and a sister.

Jane Foster McConnell ’36

Jane Foster McConnell ’36, on February 21, 1998, in Santa Cruz, California. She graduated with a master’s in psychology from Chicago State University. In the late ’30s and after World War II, she and her late husband, Grant McConnell ’37, lived in a rustic forest cabin in the Stehekin Valley, near Lake Chelan, Washington. They became involved in conservation efforts throughout the world. She worked in a British hospital at the start of World War II; conducted research in Uganda; traveled to the Congo, Karamoja, and Rwanda; took three Himalayan treks; and lived in Kathmandu. She is survived by son James McConnell ’71, a daughter, and nephew David E. Fastovsky ’77.

Marjorie Bass Muntz ’34

Marjorie Bass Muntz ’34, on April 29, 1998, in Salem, Oregon. She taught high school in McMinnville and Silverton, Oregon, and also worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C., and Hawaii. A pianist, she taught music at Fairview Training Center in Salem, Oregon. Survivors include her husband, two sons, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Nella Winch McElroy ’40

Nella Winch McElroy ’40, on May 26, 1998, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. She worked for the Gallup Poll Organization in Princeton, New Jersey. She also worked as an office manager for a doctor, and in 1971 she became a clinical social worker at the Thorne Clinic in Pocasett, Massachusetts. She also served on the board of the Marine Biological Laboratory Associates program. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, a sister, a brother, a stepmother, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Robert P. Moore ’45

Robert P. Moore ’45, May 4, 1999, in Palestine, Texas. After attending Reed, he married Maxine Moore ’42. The couple moved to Minneapolis in 1943, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In 1951, they moved to Houston, Texas, where he took a post at St. John’s School and she worked as a social worker. In 1969, the couple founded the Chinquapin School, a nonprofit, college-preparatory weekly boarding school for low-income, inner city students. He was the school’s director, and she served as a guidance counselor, teacher and administrative assistant. He wrote a weekly column for the Herald Press. They retired in Palestine, Texas in 1983. Ten years later, they coauthored Up From the Roots, Growing a Vocabulary, a guide to the structure and origins of the English language that grew out of their work at Chinquapin School. They also coauthored The NTC Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins, published in 1997. Survivors include three sons and four grandchildren. His wife died in August 1998.

Edna Mae Miller Woodward MA ’60

Edna Miller Woodward MA ’61, May 2, 1999, in Portland. She graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 1934 and received a master’s degree from Reed in 1961. She worked for 20 years at Jefferson High School as a teacher of math, Latin, and American history; chair of the school’s counseling and guidance department; and as an administrative vice principal. She retired in 1975. Survivors include her husband and two children.

Virginia M. Mackenzie ’16

Virginia Mackenzie ’16, July 6, 2000, in Duarte, California, at the age of 106. She was a lecturer in classics at Reed for two years following her graduation. In 1918–59, she was a missionary under the Presbyterian Church in Japan, with the exception of four years during World War II, when she served as an executive for Women’s Work in Chicago. While in Japan, she taught at women’s colleges in Sapporo, Shimonoseki, and Tokyo. She returned to the U.S. in 1959 and entered the retirement community of Westminster Gardens in Duarte, where she became one of the community’s chief volunteers. She served twice as president of the residents’ association and wrote historical records of the community. She is survived by twin nephews and a niece by marriage.

Marian M. Martin ’41

Marian Martin ’41, of cancer, May 14, 2000, in Portland. She received a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957. She was the registrar for the Oregon State Health Division until retiring in 1978 and was a member of the American Public Health Association. In retirement, she enjoyed attending Foster-Scholtz Club activities at Reed. Survivors include a niece and several cousins.

Charles H. Manlove ’43

Charles Manlove III ’43, June 30, 2000, in St. Paul, Minnesota, from complications of leukemia. He earned a medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1946 and did an internship and residency at Anker Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked as a general surgeon at several hospitals in St. Paul and retired in 1991. After retiring, he continued to work as a volunteer at local clinics. He was an avid opera enthusiast, played tennis regularly, and was interested in genealogy. Survivors include his wife, two sons, a daughter, a grandchild, and several cousins.

Herbert F. Margulies ’50

Herbert Margulies ’50, May 28, 2001, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Wisconsin in 1951 and 1955, and in 1959 he joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii, Manoa, as assistant professor of history. He became full professor in 1967 and served for a number of years as chairman of the history department. At the time of his death he was professor emeritus. He was the author of three books on American history: The Decline of the Progressive Movement in Wisconsin, 1890–1920, (1968); Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin, A Political Biography, 1900–1929, (1977); and The Mild Reservationists and the League of Nations Controversy in the Senate, (1989). Survivors include his wife; two daughters; two sons including Natan Margalit ’82; and five grandchildren.

Kathryn Miller ’26

Kathryn Miller ’26, July 17, 2001, in Hartford, Connecticut, after a short illness. After graduation she moved to New York City and in 1928 entered the Columbia University School of Law, one of the first women to attend the school. She studied law there for two years and then worked for the American Chemical Society in New York. She moved to Hartford and began working for the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1941. In 1947 she earned a law degree from the University of Connecticut and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar that same year. She worked for the Connecticut Supreme Court for 38 years, retiring as deputy reporter of judicial decisions in 1979. Her work included providing legal advice to the Supreme Court justices and publishing the official opinions, rules of court, and other legal materials for the Connecticut courts. She was also an active volunteer in Hartford and was recognized by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1975 for 15 years of volunteer service as an American National Red Cross nurse’s aide. Her other interests included music, travel, and her family and friends. Survivors include her brother, Lewis Miller ’39; and two nieces and nephews. Her sister, Margaret Miller Elliott ’33, predeceased her.

Frederick P. Mason ’28

Frederick Mason ’28, May 31, 2001, in The Dalles, Oregon. After attending Reed for three years, he transferred to the University of Washington, where he earned a BA in economics in 1928 and a JD in 1931. He practiced law for over 51 years in Vancouver, Washington, focusing oncommercial laws, trusts, and real estate. He was active in community and civic affairs throughout his life. In the 1930s, as a member of the Silver Star Ski Club, he helped obtain a $500,000 grant from the Works Progress Administration to complete the construction of Timberline Lodge. He served three terms in the State of Washington house of representatives, served as director and past president of various civic and business organizations in Vancouver, was an active member of the Washington State Bar Association, and was a past president of the Clark County Bar Association. He was a member of St. Luke and Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal churches in Vancouver and served on their building committees. He retired from the active practice of law in 1982 and moved to Seaview, Washington, where he became involved in both community and political affairs. Survivors include a daughter, two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, and a nephew, Thomas Landye ’60. His wife of 65 years died in 2000, and his sister, Ethel Mason Landye ’30, died in 1996.

Barbara Goldman Miller ’52

Barbara Goldman Miller ’52, April 10, 2002, of cancer, in Graton, California. Barbara received her bachelor’s degree in education and spent her life enriching the lives of others and encouraging tolerance and excellence. She helped numerous people advance their knowledge of English, reading, music, and art. Her kindness, wit, keen memory, and attention to detail were partial identifiers of this colorful woman. She and Roger I. Miller ’52 were married in 1952, and they had four daughters. She is survived by Roger, their daughters, a brother and sister, and many nieces and nephews.

Betty Pflager Mathias Robins ’41

Betty Pflager Mathias Robins ’41, April 23, 2002, in Bellingham, Washington. She attended Reed for a brief time and was married to Herbert Mathias until his death in 1942. She married George M. Robins in 1952, and they raised three sons, two surviving.

Alice Gwendolyn Miles Bothwell ’40

Alice Gwendolyn Miles Bothwell ’40, February 4, 1998, in San Diego. Alice graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and joined the U.S. Navy WAVES, serving as a supply corps officer from 1943 to 1947. She spent the next two years in Europe, working for the American Red Cross and the U.S. military government, and traveled extensively, using her educational focus at Reed in history and political science as a background for her discoveries. She returned to the U.S., living first in New York, then in California, and married Frederick C. Bothwell, with whom she had two children. The couple later divorced. In 1962, she earned a general secondary credential from San Diego State, and began substitute teaching. A year later, she became a junior social worker, and gained a vast array of welfare aid program experience. In 1967, she received a MSW from San Diego State, and was a licensed clinical social worker for the State of California. Alice worked in the department of public welfare in adoption services for San Diego County, retiring as a senior social work supervisor in 1982.

Etta Margaret Millett Wilson ’25

Etta Margaret Millett Wilson ’25, July 30, 2003, in Junction City, of age-related causes. Etta attended Reed and Oregon Normal School (Western Oregon University), then worked for the Pacific Northwest Telephone Company for 34 years. She married Lloyd Wilson in 1972. Her interests included the protection of animals, and she was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by a stepdaughter. Her husband and stepson preceded her in death.

Helen Marion Vandeleur Mason MAT ’65

Helen Marion Vandeleur Mason MAT ’65, May 26, 2003, in Portland. During World War II, Helen taught aviation ground school as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army Air Corps. She received a BS degree in political science from Portland State College (Portland State University) in 1961. At Reed, her MAT degree focused on sociology. Helen taught social studies and was a counselor, coordinating post high school planning, college application, and financial aid, at Cleveland High School in Portland. She married Charles S. Mason in 1946, and they had a daughter and son. Survivors include her husband, children, grandchild, and one brother.

Merle L. Meacham ’48

Merle L. Meacham ’48, January 28, 2003, in Chimacum, Washington. Merle graduated from Reed with a BA in psychology, Phi Beta Kappa. In 1957 he earned an MS in psychology from the University of Washington and worked as a school psychologist for Port Angeles, Washington, schools. He became director of special education, and then took a position as director of guidance and counseling for Peninsula College in Port Angeles in 1962. Meacham received an EDD in educational psychology from Washington State University in 1965, and was an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, serving as department chair in 1970. He was also active with the American Psychological Association. Survivors include his wife, Marian Stuart Meacham ’41.

William D. Miller ’51

William D. Miller ’51, February 15, 1991. William earned a BA from Reed in physics. He was married, and worked, at one time, as an instructor at Cochise College in Arizona.

Helen A. Bennett MacTarnaghan ’39

Helen A. Bennett MacTarnaghan ’39, January 15, 2003, in Harbor City, California. Helen attended Reed for a year, receiving a bachelor’s degree in French from Willamette University. She married John T. MacTarnaghan ’37, and they had two children. Later, she earned a master’s degree in library science from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, and worked as chief technical librarian for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missiles System Headquarters Library in El Segundo, California, and as a librarian for the City of Inglewood, California.

Herman F. Mader ’36

Herman Frank Mader ’36, October 27, 2001. Herman received a BA from Reed in chemistry. He earned a PhD from the University of Washington in 1943. His dissertation concerned a study of the hydrogen bonds in acetaldoxime. A childhood friend, Herc Battilega, remembered Herman teaching him to build a crystal set radio, and knew that his friend had been successful as a professor or chemical engineer in Oregon and California.

Joan Moos ’47

Joan Rosenbaum Moos ’47, July 27, 2004, in Northampton, Massachusetts, from metastatic breast cancer. After receiving a BA in biology from Reed and a PhD in zoology from Columbia University in New York in 1955, Joan moved to Evanston, Illinois, with her husband, Carl Moos, and then to Buffalo, New York, in 1959. In 1963, she joined the dean of students office at State University of New York at Buffalo, beginning what would evolve into a career in academic administration. In 1966, the family moved to SUNY at Stony Brook, where she again worked in student affairs. In 1969, she moved into undergraduate academic administration, finally as associate vice-provost for academic affairs from 1979 until her retirement in 1993. Although she served on many faculty and administrative committees, her first love throughout her career was working directly with individual students to help them negotiate the complexities of academic rules and regulations in order to achieve their personal goals. Joan was also particularly supportive of the efforts of peer organizations of black and other minority students and faculty devoted to motivating minority students academically and helping them succeed in the predominantly white university environment. After retirement, she and her husband moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, where she enjoyed family visits and other travel, and also contributed her considerable talents as a knitter and seamstress to the making of doll clothes for sale to support the Northampton Council on Aging. Survivors include her husband, who supplied the details for this memorial; and their two daughters and son; six grandchildren; plus two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Macy ’41

Phyllis Macy ’41, August 12, 2005, in Ben Lomond, California. Phyllis attended Reed for two years, and worked as a draftsman for California wineries. She married James Hudson Bond in 1946, and together they attended University of California, Berkeley, from which Phyllis earned a BA in 1947 and an MA in 1949 in psychology. For 10 years, she raised the couple’s three daughters, creating a wonderful home by utilizing her many gifts, including those of a seamstress. Phyllis returned to school following the death of her husband, and received a PhD in psychology from USC in 1966. She worked at Camarillo State Hospital, where she met Leonard Newman; they married, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, with a joined family of five daughters. Macy opened a family practice clinic there—the first woman to receive a clinical license in California. Following divorce, she moved to Ben Lomond, where she enjoyed a long association with Mountain Community Theatre and the California Chaparral Poets. She wrote academic and creative works, including her final melodrama, Corporate Water 95018, in which she focused her political interests on the exploitation of a small community’s water resources. Phyllis was pivotal to the success of her large family. She inspired their educational goals, and provided them with the example of a giving and caring humanitarian. Survivors include her daughters, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Thomas Arthur Midford ’56

Thomas Arthur Midford ’56, June 16, 2005, in Torrance, California. Thomas earned a BA in physics from Reed, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received an MS and a PhD in physics from Stanford in 1958 and 1962, respectively, and took a position with IT&T in the Standard Telecommunications Laboratory in Harlow, Essex, England. In 1959, he married Carol D. Erickson ’61; they had three sons. Following his position with IT&T, he worked for General Electric in Liverpool, New York, before accepting a position as principal research scientist and engineering manager for Hughes Aircraft and the Raytheon Company in Torrance. In leisure time, Thomas volunteered with the Boy Scouts, traveled extensively, and read mysteries. Following retirement in 1998, he delved into a woodworking hobby that produced such pieces as the Morris chair and the crumhorn. Survivors include Carol and their sons and three grandchildren; and his brother.

Elizabeth Chelan Mohr ’36

Elizabeth Chelan White Mohr ’36, on June 29, 2005. Betty attended Reed for four years, and earned a BA in home economics from Oregon State College (University) in 1938. In 1940, she married Herbert A. Mohr; they had three daughters. In addition to caring for her family, Betty worked as an office manager for her husband’s civil engineering firm in Hillsboro, Oregon. She also performed on the organ for All Saints Episcopal Church in Hillsboro, was a concertmaster for the Pacific University Community Orchestra, played violin, and taught piano. In 1994, she noted that her experience at Reed had enriched all areas of her life. "It taught me to think, expanded my interests, and gave me a rich background from which to draw in raising my children." Survivors include her daughters and six grandchildren. Her husband died in 1997.

Fae Gloria Jacobson MacCamy ’48

Fae Gloria Jacobson MacCamy ’48, July 6, 2006, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from lung cancer. Fae received a BA from Reed in economics. In 1951, she married Richard C. MacCamy ’49. The couple moved to Pittsburgh, where they raised three children, and where she later earned a master’s degree in history from Carnegie Mellon University. She taught high school history and economics classes at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She volunteered with the League of Women Voters and for a women’s shelter. Survivors include her husband, two daughters and a son, and six grandchildren. Her sister, Sylvia Jacobson Eisendorf ’35, also graduated from Reed.

Gerald Duayne Maki ’52

Gerald Duayne Maki ’52, April 24, 2006, in Ellensburg, Washington. Gerald studied at Reed for two years before transferring and graduating from the University of Washington with a BS in sanitary service. He served as a medical assistant in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army. He was a registered sanitarian for King County (Washington) Public Health during the ’50s and early ’60s, and spent 30 years instructing in horticulture at Bellevue Community College. Survivors include his daughter, two sons, and three granddaughters.

Agnes Mary McQuarrie ’39

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Agnes McQuarrie ’39 (left) received the Helen I. Pontius award in 1974.

Agnes Mary McQuarrie ’39, March 9, 2006, in Pullman, Washington. Aggie received a BA from Reed in biology, and an MS from Washington State University in physical education. She joined the faculty at WSU as a teaching assistant in women’s physical education, and in 1951 became the first professor in the recreation and park administration program, which she helped to create. In 1963, she earned a doctorate degree in recreation and park administration from Indiana University. In 1974, she received the Helen I. Pontius award from Chi Kappa Rho, the national organization for professional women in recreation. Aggie also was president of the Pullman Parks and Recreation Commission and a member of the board of directors for the Pullman Council on Aging. She retired as professor emerita of physical education for women in 1978.

Nina Dee Schectman Mollett ’72

Nina Dee Schectman Mollett ’72, April 29, 2006, in Tucson, Arizona. Nina received a BA from Reed in general literature, and received an MS in resource economics from the University of Alaska–Fairbanks (UAF). Her career included a position with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Juneau, freelance writing, reporting for the All Alaska Weekly and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She also worked for the Sea Grant Program at UAF, and for the Sustainable Fisheries Division at the National Marine Fisheries Service in Juneau. She enjoyed bird watching, and was politically active, particularly in the issue of preservation of the Artic National Wildlife Reserve. She married David L. Mollett ’75 in 1975; they had one son.

Tod Hiro Mikuriya ’56

Tod Hiro Mikuriya ’56, May 20, 2007, at his home in Berkeley, California, from complications related to cancer. Tod attended Haverford and Guilford colleges before enrolling at Reed. He received a BA from the college in psychology and did graduate work in the University of Oregon School of Psychiatry before taking a two-year enlistment as a neuropsychiatric medic in the U.S. Army. In 1962, he earned an MD from Temple University in Philadelphia, and did an internship at Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco. His psychiatric residency, completed in 1966, was at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem and at Mendocino State Hospital in Talmage, California. During medical school in 1959, Tod came across a reference to medical use of cannabis in a pharmacology book, which spurred his interest in the subject. He began research on the therapeutic benefit of cannabis in the ’60s, and examined the history of the plant, which had been available to physicians in the U.S. before 1938. From 1966 to 1967, he directed the drug-addiction treatment center at the New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute in Princeton. For two months following that, he was consulting research psychiatrist at the Center for Narcotics and Drug Abuse Studies, National Institute of Mental Health, in charge of marijuana research. He left the position, and opened a private practice in psychiatry in Berkeley, specializing in in-patient acute treatment and diagnostic treatment with some outpatients, with a subspecialty in biofeedback and substance abuse. His research on the medical use of marijuana took him to Britain, Europe, North Africa, India, Nepal, and Mexico. “The scope of my study continues to expand both into the past and future, propelled by curiosity and enabled by my character traits of oppositional, critical thinking, and perseverance,” he wrote in 1991. Among his many publications on the use of cannabis are Marijuana Medical Papers 1839–1972 (1994), as editor and publisher, and Marijuana Medical Handbook: A Guide to Therapeutic Use (1997), as coauthor. In 1996, his efforts to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in California succeeded when voters passed Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act. He founded the California Cannabis Research Medical Group and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians in 1999, to educate colleagues about the plant's medical uses. In 2000, Tod was accused of gross negligence in-patient assessment by the Medical Board of California, was fined, and put on probation. An appeal to the ruling allowed his practice to continue under state supervision. Although identified as one of California's 15 “pot docs,” Tod was known for his gentle manner with patients and his spirit of adventure. He also was a tenor, who supported his college education by singing folk music. For his 50th-class reunion, held this summer at Reed, he wrote, “My perception of Reed has not essentially changed over the years. The ideas bandied about and the intense individuals and their intellects are timeless and should be treasured.” Survivors include his son and daughter, and two sisters.

Jean McKinley Johnson ’45

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Jean McKinley Johnson ’45, April 13, 2009, in Portland. Jean's introduction to Reed came through her father, political science professor Charles McKinley [political science 1918–60]. She grew up in the Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland and enjoyed recreation with her family in the Oregon and Washington Cascades. Before transferring to Reed, where she earned a BA in political science, Jean attended Antioch College, and interned at Macy's in New York City and at the Jewish Children's Hospital. At Reed, she met Donald N. Johnson ’46, whom she married in 1946; they were married until his death in 2006. The couple lived in a number of cities on the West Coast, initially in California, where Jean worked at a children's library in Mill Creek. In support of their son and daughter, Jean volunteered in schools and for the PTA. She later joined the League of Women Voters, and volunteered for various Eugene (Oregon) city commissions. The family traveled and lived in a number of places, included Venezuela and Europe. A favorite place for Jean was the family's beach house in Ocean Park, Washington. In retirement, Jean and Don moved back to Eastmoreland—half a block away from Jean's childhood home. They continued to travel in retirement and enjoy golf, and later moved into Rose Villa Retirement Center. Jean's brothers, Donald McKinley ’39 and Hugh McKinley ’41, also graduated from Reed.

Laurelle Thompson Marsch ’49

Laurelle Thompson Marsch ’49, April 3, 2009, in Anchorage, Alaska. Lou moved with her family to Portland from Whitefish, Montana, at the start of World War II. She attended Reed for nearly three years. Following a bicycle trip through Europe, she arrived in Anchorage in 1949. She worked the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, later FAA). She married Alaska-native and fellow CAA employee Burton R. Marsch in 1952; they spent 18 months in the Philippines. On their return to Alaska, they circumnavigated the globe. The couple traveled around the U.S. and relished the experiences of camping and fishing, canoeing and clamming, and berry picking in Alaska. Lou was drawn to supporting non-profit organizations and conservation and environmental issues. Survivors include two sons, and two grandsons. Her husband died in 2003.

Norman Hallam Moore, Trustee

Norman Hallam Moore, emeritus trustee and honorary alumnus, died May 1, 2009, in San Carlos, California. Norman was an entrepreneur and investor, whose admiration for Reed began while earning an AB at Oberlin College. He received a PhD from MIT, was a physicist in the MIT Radiation Lab, and then did research for Dalmo Victor, a company that manufactured airborne radar equipment during World War II. He taught electrical engineering at Stanford before joining ElectroDynamic Corporation, a microwave tube manufacturer in San Carlos that merged with Litton Industries in 1953. Norman was chief engineer for nine years and founded the microwave oven division; he left the company in 1967. Litton Industries associate Roy Woenne—father of James R. Woenne ’64—encouraged Norman to consider a position on Reed's board of trustees, and Norman's interest in the college was furthered by his professional association with C. Howard Vollum ’36; both worked in cathode-ray tube technology. Norman's service on the board of trustees, 1958–71, included tenure as chair, 1963–68. He was awarded an LHD from Reed in 1972. In providing details for this memorial, Norman's widow, Jean T. Moore, noted that he had supported a variety of innovative industries and products during his lifetime, including alternate fuels, wood products, intelligent programmable terminals, industrial microwave equipment, education products, diving equipment, electrostatic printing, air taxi, and television tube assembly. Prior to retirement, Norman was president of U.S. Windpower, which initiated the first U.S. wind turbine farm in New Hampshire. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Latin American Science Board, and also owner of Moore Galleries in San Francisco. Norman and Jean had two sons and two daughters.

Thormund Aubrey Miller ’41 and Trustee

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Thormund Aubrey Miller ’41 and emeritus trustee, February 19, 2010, in Los Altos, California. Thor was a day-dodger at Reed, who commuted from his home in Milwaukie, Oregon, in a Model A Ford. He earned a BA from Reed in political science, writing his thesis, Some problems in western hemisphere solidarity, while seated at a desk in the library tower. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the naval reserves, initially on a minesweeper in the Atlantic, and then as an anti-submarine warfare officer in the South Pacific. “I started corresponding with Columbia Law School while I was still out in the North China Sea. My recollection was that I didn't have all my papers on file at Columbia, but on the strength of prior Reed grads, who had done well there, I was admitted,” he told Barbara Sloate Isgur ’63 during an oral history interview in 2005. While stationed in New York during the war, he met Hannah Alma Flansburg; they were married for 56 years and raised two daughters, Kristen and Catherine. Thor graduated with an LLB from Columbia in 1948, and, for superior academic achievement, was recognized as a Stone Scholar-an honor that had been newly established at the law school. From there, he went to San Francisco and worked for the McCutcheon firm, while preparing for the California State Bar. Over lunch one day, the vice president of South Pacific Railroad offered him a job working for the company in Washington, D.C., a position Thor accepted. He returned to San Francisco 16 years later, and settled in Atherton, California. He and Hannah enjoyed many gatherings, including events organized by Reed's Bay Area chapter. This connection led to a more active involvement with the college, including Thor's appointment to the Reed board of trustees (1987-2002). Along with alumnus and trustee Walter Mintz ’50, Thor endowed the college's Thormund Miller & Walter Mintz Chair for Economics in 1996. Thor worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for nearly 30 years, finishing his career as vice president and general counsel. He was instrumental in starting the Southern Pacific Communications Company (now Sprint), and represented Southern Pacific and all of the western railroads before the Interstate Commerce Commission, frequently serving as chairman of the group's lawyers. A highlight of his career was arguing a Supreme Court case in 1967. Thor served as president of the Atherton Civic Interest League and the Holbrook Palmer Park Board, and was a member of the Kiwanis Club and director of the Associates of University of California Press. In 1999, he received the Good Neighbor Award from the Atherton Civic Interest League. From his public obituary, we learned that his family and friends drew inspiration from Thor's dignity, genuine kindness, compelling smile, and ethical approach to life. “He will be remembered as a gentleman who listened patiently and helped wherever he could.” Hannah died in 2003. Thor later married Barbara Cornell Singelyn. Survivors include Barbara, two daughters, three grandchildren, and a sister.

Betty Ruth Lehmicke Marmont Andre ’46

Betty Ruth Lehmicke Marmont Andre ’46, September 14, 2009, in Missoula, Montana. Betty transferred to Reed from Colorado Women's College and studied for a year before joining the WAVES. She served stateside during World War II, and married navy man William M. Marmont in 1944; they had three daughters. Betty completed a graduate degree in counseling and was on the faculty of Spokane Community College. William died in 1967; Betty later married Pat Andre.

Duncan J. MacGregor ’51

Duncan J. MacGregor ’51, April 20, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. Duncan attended Reed for three years and also studied at Cal Tech. He was a senior tool design engineer for the Boeing Company in Seattle, and had a wide range of interests, which included golf, boating, gardening, travel, world affairs, and music. His family honors his memory as that of a gentleman and scholar, a man not only devoted to family, but also a good neighbor. He married M. Joyce Hyman ’53 in 1951. They had a son and daughter and five grandchildren; all survive him.

Maxine J. Johnson Martin ’50

Maxine J. Johnson Martin ’50, July 8, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. Mackie attended Reed for two years and was a special education teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 30 years. She enjoyed being a mother of six, and did volunteer youth group work “for fun.” The experiences she had at Reed served as a positive influence throughout her life. “I think I was born when I entered Reed. I was exposed to so much creative activity and scientific research that I had to be a teacher with an open mind and enthusiasm.” She enjoyed calligraphy, painting, and music, and was intent on writing a book about teaching those with special needs, as well as completing a novel. Survivors include her children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Patricia Francis McGuire ’49

Patricia Francis McGuire ’49, November 20, 2009, in Portland, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Patricia attended Reed for three years before leaving to marry Armand B. Scarci in 1949; they had five children, and later divorced. Patricia loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed travel to Europe, China, and Egypt. For a number of years, she assisted with archeological digs in Eastern Oregon, through the Bureau of Land Management, and was on the board of directors for the Northwest Museum of Natural History. At the age of 70, she completed a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Portland State University. She also did real estate work, read extensively, and wrote four novels. Survivors include three daughters, one son, and three grandchildren. Her cousins, Hollister M. Stolte ’32 and Nancy Stolte Rosenfeld ’42, also attended Reed.

Phyllis Johnston Manning ’64

Phyllis Johnston Manning ’64, April 25, 2009, in Astoria, Oregon. Phyllis earned a BA in German from Reed.

William Dennis Miller MAT ’69

William Dennis Miller MAT ’69, January 18, 2010, in Portland. William left high school at the age of 16 to enlist in the armed services and was trained as a radioman during the Korean War. Returning stateside, he completed a GED and enrolled at the University of Oregon, where he studied architecture on the G.I. Bill. When funds ran low, he went to work at his parents' mink farm in Seaside, Oregon. He later earned a bachelor's degree in English and education at Portland State University. William taught English at Portland public schools for 30 years, including at Marshall and Cleveland high schools. From his wife, Carol, we learned that William never waned in his pursuit of knowledge. He had a personal library that included about a “zillion” books—his last acquisition was an Oxford English Dictionary. At the end of his life, he was refreshing his knowledge of German. Survivors include Carol and the couple's daughter and son. We thank Roddy Daggett ’51 for notifying us about William's death and affirming his life.

Catherine Mary Caroline Roguska Murphy Riniker ’80

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Catherine Mary Caroline Roguska Murphy Riniker ’80, March 11, 2010, in Kennewick, Washington, from cancer. Cait went to high school in Juneau, Alaska, and attended four other colleges before enrolling at Reed, where she earned a BA in history. Later she worked as a writer in Portland and Juneau, traveled to Ireland, and then moved to Chicago to be with her mother. She spent five years in Chicago, working with developmentally disabled adults. In 1987, she married Lance Riniker. The couple moved to the Washington state Tri-Cities two years later, and Cait worked for Tri-City Residential Services, Carondelet, Trend College, and the Benton-Franklin Dispute Resolution Center. Survivors include her husband and daughter, and four brothers.

Beatrice E. Radding Matin ’35

Beatrice E. Radding Matin ’35, January 17, 2011, in Portland. Beatrice attended Reed for one year. She was a licensed real estate broker, and shared a realty business with (David) Danny Matin, whom she married in 1945. She served on the Women's Council of Realtors, including a stint as president, and was director of the Oregon Association of Realtors. In 1989, the Portland Board of Realtors named her realtor of the year. Beatrice was also a volunteer for the Chamber Music Society of Oregon. She had one son.

Paul Metz ’37

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Paul Metz ’37, February 2, 2011, at home in Portland. Paul was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved with his family to Portland in the ’20s. He studied biology and chemistry at Reed and went on to earn an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1939. He did his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. During World War II, he served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe. He began his private medical practice in Portland in 1950 and was a surgeon for 42 years at Physicians and Surgeons and Holladay Park hospitals. In retirement, Paul did research in infectious disease at Providence Portland Medical Center. He reported that the work he accomplished reminded him of being back at Reed. “A new lease on life expresses my feelings too mildly.” Paul was a valuable member of the research lab team and coauthored several papers, finally retiring from medical research at age 92. Paul and Lorraine Nelson were married for 53 years. Survivors include Lorraine, sons Steven J. Metz ’72 and Michael S. Metz ’80, a grandson, and two great-granddaughters.

Doris Louise Bailey Murphy ’38

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Doris Louise Bailey Murphy ’38, March 21, 2011, in Santa Rosa, California. At 101, after a full life as a community activist and social worker, Doris was known as the sweetheart of Occidental, California. Friends and colleagues adored her, describing her as elegant, literate, independent, flirtatious, cranky, compassionate, and fully dedicated to the people and causes she supported. She grew up in Portland and began her college education at the University of Arizona, Tucson. It was a poor fit. “I played, joined a sorority, did all that stuff. Didn't like it, but did it,” she said. She returned to Portland and fell in with literary and political types, many of whom attended Reed. During the next year, she employed close friend Jack Huggins ’36 and his brother, Roy, to help with her literary magazine, The Dilettante, and started an art colony on Portland's waterfront. She then enrolled at Reed, spending the first three months on academic probation. After taking a literature course from Barry Cerf [English 1921-48], she was hooked. “I went full circle, from proper sorority life to writing a paper on prostitution and interest in social work, even while my interest in literature and arts never left me.” Inspired by Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929-69], Victor Chittick [English 1921-48], and Alexander Goldenweiser [sociology 1933-39], she completed requirements for a BA in sociology and then left for San Francisco to be near Jack, who was at University of California, Berkeley, and to get a job in social work; none were available in Portland at the time. “It was a small town then. A lot of people knew about Reed, and Reed was thought of as being a very politically liberal college, which it was, quite frankly.”

In San Francisco, she worked for the Traveler's Aid Society, helping runaways, wives fleeing abusive husbands, and others. She lived in an apartment on Nob Hill, and spent time with a community of writers and artists. The group often met at the Iron Pot restaurant in San Francisco, where she met a former member of the Industrial Workers of the World and rising leader of the American Federation of Labor, Joe Murphy. “I knew I'd found the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with.” In 1942, she got a job with the American Red Cross, a position she held for 13 years. Doris and Joe married in 1948 and spent time on their rural property near Occidental. Ten years later, union violence in San Francisco prompted them to seek the safety and seclusion of the countryside. Joe created a nursery on the land and raised rhododendrons, while Doris took classes at UC Berkeley, earned an MSW in social work and public health, and became a psychiatric social worker. (She attempted to retire at 65, but worked as a therapist until age 90.) After Joe's death in 1987, Doris created the Joseph A. Murphy Center for Labor Education and Social Action-a nonprofit devoted to labor education. She formed the Occidental Community Council and also created the Sonoma County Council for Community Services to provide senior meals, rides, and health-care programs. Following a conversation with a choir member about the lack of performance space in Occidental, she conceived of the Occidental Center for the Arts and led fundraising efforts to build it—her 100th birthday was celebrated at the newly opened center. In addition, Doris wrote for and helped edit the Occidental newsletter The Village Quest, and wrote a column in Russian River Monthly. She hosted fundraisers for the Occidental Health Center and the Peace and Justice Center.


James Robert McGill ’40

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Bob McGill ’40 on his 90th birthday at Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast. Eileen Markson

James Robert McGill ’40, March 22, 2011, in Portland. Bob grew up in Portland, where he attended Grant High School and read his way through the public library. He studied at Reed for a year and earned a BA in English in the honors program at the University of Oregon in 1946. There he met another voracious reader, Margaret DeCou, whom he married in 1942. They were married for 64 years and raised a son, Jim McGill ’70, and daughter, Margaret. Bob worked in media for 37 years. He was a scriptwriter for KGW radio, an assistant manager for the Oregonian, and an executive for KOIN TV. Bob enjoyed two decades as an adjunct instructor in broadcasting at Lewis & Clark College. He also did freelance scriptwriting for public radio, and, in retirement, volunteered as a writer and editor and in public relations. Bob and Margaret built a home in Portland's west hills, where they lived for 50 years. Bob hunted chukars with his Brittany Spaniels; led tours for the local Alfa Romeo car club; and traveled with Margaret throughout Oregon, the U.S., and Europe. Said Jim, “Dad was a tough fellow, who survived and thrived for more than 10 years after he was told he had 6 months to live with asbestos-induced lung cancer. Good to have ancestors like that.”

Ray Denning March ’44

Ray Denning March ’44, May 1, 2003, in Cottonwood, Arizona. Ray attended Reed for three years and joined the army in 1942. Nearly 50 years passed before he reconnected with the college and inquired about his classmates. “My three years at Reed are a constant source of fond memories,” he wrote. Ray's wife Ruth died in 2002.

John C. McCarthy AMP ’44

John C. McCarthy AMP ’44, January 9, 2011, in St. Paul, Minnesota. John attended Reed in 1943 in the premeteorology program. We learned that he was chief clerk for the Minnesota State Supreme Court.

Kennard Morganstern AMP ’44

Kennard Morganstern AMP ’44, November 3, 2007, at home in Long Island, New York. Kennard attended Reed in the premeteorology program, and went to Washington University, where he earned bachelor and doctorate degrees, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon societies. He started three companies, Nuclear Consultants; Radiation Dynamics, producing high-voltage accelerators; and Medical Sterilization, providing off-site sterilization for hospitals. Kennard and Lee were married for 47 years; she died in 2001. His second wife, Dali, survives him, as do his three daughters and son, eight grandchildren, and sister. “His love of life was an extraordinary gift to all who knew him.”

Elizabeth Redfield Marsh ’45

Elizabeth Redfield Marsh ’45, October 10, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth came from a family devoted to science. (Her father, Alfred Redfield, made significant contributions to the field of meteorology.) She attended Reed for two years and married Charles R. Marsh in 1943. Twenty years later, she earned a BS and PhD in geography from Penn State. Elizabeth was instrumental in founding Stockton State College in New Jersey, which she said was modeled after Reed. She taught environmental studies at Stockton and served as divisional chair of natural sciences and mathematics (1971-86). In retirement, she taught part-time at Bucknell University, volunteered with the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account board, and was board president of Lewisburg Prison Project. She had three sons and one daughter.

Michael Scott Moss ’82

Michael Scott Moss ’82, March 10, 2011, in Veneta, Oregon, from pneumonia. Michael attended Oregon State University and Reed, where he received a BA in political science. He was a writer and comedian. Survivors include his life partner, Crystal Miller; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

Howard Vincent Morgan ’40

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Howard Vincent Morgan ’40, April 14, 2012, in McMinnville, Oregon. A descendant of pioneers who came to Oregon in the 1860s, Howard was born in Tillamook, Oregon, in 1914 and graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland. He financed his academic endeavors by working construction jobs and spent a year at the University of Oregon before enrolling at Reed, where he served as student body president and met Rosina Corbett ’41; they married in 1940 and had four children. “No part of my life has been more interesting and enjoyable than my years at Reed,” he wrote. “The Reed experience has given me a sense of independence and at least latent competence—a respect for facts, and the knowledge of how to find and organize them—that has never left me.” Mike Munk ’56 shared a story that took place when Mike was six and Howard was a senior at Reed. Mike was riding his bike along the canyon with a friend, Johnny Carney. Johnny’s bike tire jammed in a rut, propelling him deep into Reed Lake, where he began to drown. Mike ran to the old SU and shouted for help. Howard bounded down to the canyon, jumped in the lake, and pulled Johnny to shore, where friends performed CPR. Johnny recovered fully. After earning a BA in economics at Reed, Howard began an MA program at University of California, Berkeley. He was called to active duty during World War II and served in the Office of Defense Transportation before being assigned to the Naval Air Transport Services for the duration of the war. From 1948 to 1959 Howard and Rosina operated a sheep farm near Monmouth, Oregon, and during the ’60s they raised cattle at Black Butte Ranch in central Oregon. Howard was a member of the Oregon legislature and was the Oregon Democratic Party chairman in 1952–56. There, he changed Oregon politics, getting Democrats elected to office for the first time in Oregon history, including Senators Wayne Morse and Maurine Neuberger. As public utility commissioner under Bob Holmes, he made several populist decisions that were upheld by the Oregon Supreme Court. In the early ’60s he was appointed to the Federal Power Commission, and in 1966 he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate on an anti–Vietnam War platform. He also ran a construction company until he sold his holdings in 1967. After his retirement, Howard and Rosina sailed by private sailboat for 15 years in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. They lived in Spain and on Bainbridge Island, Washington, before settling in McMinnville. Survivors include Rosina, son Peter, daughters Kate and Sarah, seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Another son, Thomas, died in 1967.

Mary Jean Nelson Murray ’42

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Mary Jean Nelson Murray ’42, March 24, 2012, in Portland. Mary was raised by her mother, grandmother, and aunt, as the only child in a Scottish household with plenty of tea and baked goods. Her father was a Canadian wheat farmer. Mary earned a BA in psychology from Reed. During World War II, she joined the navy as an officer in the personnel department at Port Hueneme, California. There she met Harold (Max) Murray, who was also doing military service. They married in Portland in 1946 and moved to Eugene so that Max could complete his education at the University of Oregon. Three children were born before they returned to Portland, and a set of twins followed.Mary kept busy with family, household responsibilities, and work as a partner in an employment office. Mary and Max were deacons in the Presbyterian church and enjoyed cultivating roses, square dancing, and taking walks with their dogs. The couple was “virtually inseparable”—giving space to one another to enjoy personal pleasures like classical music (Mary) and sports (Max)—until Max’s death in 2011. Survivors include their daughter and four sons, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Anna Lou Melson Dehavenon ’48

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Anna Lou Melson Dehavenon ’48, February 28, 2012, in Greenport, New York. A national authority on poverty, hunger, and homelessness, Anna Lou was born in Bellingham, Washington, and demonstrated a gift for piano early in life. After studying at Reed for two years, she transferred to the school of music at DePaul University, where she worked with Sergei Turnovsky. In Chicago, she met William Kapell, a brilliant pianist; they married in 1948. His career became her focus, along with raising their two children, and she was devastated when William was killed in a plane crash in 1953. (For the remainder of her life, she was attentive to his memory, publishing new recordings and even his diaries.) The loss was tremendous both emotionally and financially; William’s friends came to her aid, providing stability for her and the children. Without this generosity, she noted later, she and her children might have been homeless. In 1955, she married Gaston de Havenon, who had a perfume manufacturing business in New York. They had two children, and she also became mother to two sons from his previous marriage. “I told myself, here I am, a woman who supposedly has everything: a comfortable home, wonderful children, a difficult but interesting husband, but still I was bored,” she said in an interview. Seeking an intellectual challenge, she enrolled at Columbia University at the age of 40, where she earned successive degrees in anthropology with honors.

It was in a physics class, she said, that she learned the scientific method, which “opened up a whole new way of looking at the world, a whole new way of getting at the truth.” While conducting research for her dissertation, she became critically aware of the plight of homeless families in New York City. She developed a systematic and comprehensive method of documenting families in poverty—research that became the basis of annual reports documenting hunger and homelessness. In 1973, she cofounded the East Harlem Interfaith Welfare Committee, a coalition of religious voluntary agencies that did welfare advocacy, and the New York Coalition Against Hunger. She looked at New York, she said, “as a vision of the future of our wider country if we don’t address housing, income, and health care issues.” In a yearlong survey done for the East Harlem Interfaith Welfare Committee in 1985, she documented the worsening of hunger conditions in New York City. The report created a sensation and led to stories in the New York Times, the Daily News, the Christian Science Monitor, and the New Yorker. From her data on the number of children forced to sleep on chairs in offices came a court order that homeless families be offered decent emergency shelter nightly. Anna Lou was project director for the Action Research Project on Hunger, Homelessness, and Family Health. She was an adjunct professor of anthropology in community medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, visiting assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, research associate in the department of anthropology at City College (CUNY), and visiting professor of anthropology at the Center for the Study of the Administration of Relief in New Delhi, India. She cofounded the Task Force on Poverty and Homelessness of the American Anthropological Association and was a project director for United Neighborhood Houses. Among many honors, she received the first Reverend Jenny Clark Award of the East Harlem Interfaith Welfare Council, the Josephine Shaw Lowell Award of the Community Service Society, and the Foster-Scholz Distinguished Service Award. Reed’s graduating class of 1994 also selected her to speak at commencement. “If you directly observe and speak to people, you begin to know what their experiences really are,” she said in her address. “The class and racial segregation in our culture separates most of us from the experiences of poor people. I would like many more of us to contemplate what it is like to sleep three or more to a bedroom or on the floor and what it would be like to raise one’s own children in these circumstances, in the world’s wealthiest, most advanced nation.” Survivors include two sons, two daughters, one stepson, 10 grandchildren, and her sister, Posie Melson Conklin ’51. Notifying the college of her death, Ernie Bonyhadi ’48 wrote, “Anna Lou was a beautiful human being, a dear friend to us and to many more.”

Mary J. Mathisson MacKenzie ’53

Mary J. Mathisson MacKenzie ’53, May 30, 2012, in Portland. Mary earned a BA from Reed in general literature, writing the creative thesis “Three Leaves, and other poems.” Her interest in art led to a secondary teaching credential from California College of Arts & Craft in 1958. One year later, she married John R. MacKenzie ’50; they had two children. From Mike Munk ’56 we learned that John was one of the “Portland Four,” who lost their jobs and were sentenced to jail as a result of their refusal to cooperate with HUAC’s political interrogation in 1954 (see “McCarthyism Laid to Rest?” in Reed, spring 2006). Mary told Mike that John dealt with government harassment for decades and the family felt isolated and lived in an “atmosphere of crisis.” Mary was an artist, a homemaker, and a freelance writer. She wrote regularly for American Astrology magazine for over 40 years. “I love astrology,” she said in a note to the college. “I consider astrology to be an important proto-science, which has both contributed importantly to the academically recognized sciences of mathematics and astronomy and has changed with the times, updating primary tenets in line with contemporary scientific discoveries as well as making its own original contributions to science.” Survivors include her son and daughter, three grandchildren, and a brother. John died in 1999.

Winifred Alice Lockwood Marsh MAT ’57

Winifred Alice Lockwood Marsh MAT ’57, February 4, 2012, in Groton, Massachusetts. Winnie was born in Karuizawa, Japan, the daughter of missionaries for the Congregational church in Japan, the Marshall Islands, and Hawaii. She met Howard Marsh ’58 in Hawaii, where he was stationed with the air force during the Korean War. They married and lived on Oahu and Maui, and began raising their four children before moving back to the mainland. Winnie earned an AS from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and a BA in psychology and a BEd at the University of Hawaii. Her studies at Reed centered in behavioral science and gave her “confidence and the willingness to try new things, and to explore many possibilities, theories, and ideas,” she wrote. Clif’s work with the Smithsonian Institution took the family to Hawaii, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and Maryland, before they made a home in his hometown of Groton in 1975. Winnie worked with special-needs students and was a substitute teacher in Shirley and Pepperell, Massachusetts. She was also a library assistant for the Groton Public Library. Some years after Clif’s death in 1986, she began dividing her time between Groton and Maui. She enjoyed travel in the Hawaiian Island, visits with her children on the East Coast and in Portland, and trips to New Zealand, Italy, Germany, England, and back to Japan. She sang in church choirs, both in Groton and Maui, and did volunteer work for each of the parishes. She also performed in the annual community Christmas concert with the Nashoba Valley (Massachusetts) Chorale. Survivors include three sons, including Ronald S. Marsh ’83; a daughter; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Michael Thomas Makler ’58

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Michael Thomas Makler ’58, May 13, 2012, in Portland, from a rare form of thyroid cancer. A malaria researcher and pathologist, Michael studied at Reed for two years, but left after the birth of his second brother in South Africa to pursue medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In his public obituary, we read: “During those years, he saw first hand the viciousness of the apartheid system as he toured the townships with his physician stepfather. These experiences were the impetus for his lifelong effort to work for access to affordable quality medical care for all.” Michael studied biochemistry at Brandeis, earned an MD from Northwestern University, worked at the Biochemical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and did a residency in pathology at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and nuclear medicine, he returned to Portland in 1976 to direct the clinical laboratory at the VA hospital. His interest in malaria, and, in particular, in finding an effective and economical means of diagnosing it, led to his discovery of novel malaria enzyme markers and to the invention of portable, inexpensive microscopy instrumentation. He retired from the VA in 1997 and founded the company Flow with partner Robert Piper ’85, professor in molecular physiology and biophysics at the University of Iowa. Together they developed OptiMAL, the first simple and low-cost rapid test for the diagnosis of drug-resistant malaria. OptiMAL was field tested through the work of Sam Martin ’72, top malaria investigator at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Kenya. “This disease has killed more people, mainly kids and pregnant women, than any other in the world, even more than the plague,” Michael told Reed in the August 1998 article, “The New, Improved 10-Minute Malaria Test.” His family reported, “In keeping with the ethic of science instilled by his mentors, he shared his expertise in malaria and laboratory science with young researchers from four continents who came to Portland to work with him.” Survivors include his wife, Andra MAT ’78; two daughters and a son; four grandchildren; and two brothers, including Harry M. Makler ’58.

Marston Michael Moffatt ’66

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Marston Michael Moffatt ’66, November 26, 2011, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from advanced Parkinsonism. An internationally recognized anthropologist, Michael was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a household “filled with love, industry, a firm belief in eccentricity, wonder, and the value of art in its myriad forms,” writes Pamela Claxton-Moffatt, Michael’s widow. “From 4 a.m. newspaper deliveries, to archeological digs and a 1,000-mile-plus bicycle ride through the New England countryside with high school chums, Michael vigorously engaged in the world around him, and reveled in its most mysterious inhabitants: human beings.” Michael attended Dartmouth before transferring to Reed, where he received a BA in anthropology. He earned a BLitt in social anthropology at Oxford, studying with social anthropologist Rodney Needham, and an MA and PhD at the University of Chicago, where he trained with anthropologist McKim Marriot. In 1973, Michael joined the faculty at Rutgers, where he served as department chair for anthropology and graduate and undergraduate director. Colleagues Sue Gal and Dorothy Hodgson note in an Anthropology News memorial that he mentored junior colleagues about the politics and practices of the profession. “Clever and nonconforming, Michael challenged post-modern theorists with satire and classical theorists by turning the tables on them,” says Pamela. “His prose in casual conversation was ever erudite, full of plums plucked and coddled from his voracious reading. Whatever he read took on a literary spin with an anthropological twist coupled with humor.” Michael’s early research on the lives of rural and urban Harijans in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu grew out of his grandfather’s work as a missionary in the country, report Gal and Hodgson. His first book, An Untouchable Community in South India: Structure and Consensus, is widely respected as a controversial contribution to the field of anthropology. His next book, Coming of Age in New Jersey: College and American Culture, based on observations made when he posed as an undergrad living in the Rutgers dorms, became even better known. Years later, it continues to be popular with professors and students alike. Michael’s historical research from colonial days through the ’80s, The Rutgers Picture Book: An Illustrated History of Student Life in the Changing College and University, remains popular with alumni as well. He assessed ethnographic studies of U.S. life for the Annual Review and wrote articles such as “Do We Really Need ‘Postmodernism’ to Explain Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?” But he was perhaps most proud of a small piece he wrote for the New York Times on birding with friends in a New Jersey garbage dump. “Michael was a mensch,” says Pamela. “He never backed off from what he thought was right, even if it was unpopular.” After September 11, 2001, he took his anthropology of religion students on field trips to different religious centers in New Jersey to give them firsthand experience with the multiplicity of Indic faiths and cultures: Christian, Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim. “He probably would not have called himself a religious man. Yet he lived as a godly man. He was brutally honest and concretely gave of himself to serve others, regularly feeding friends with Indian cuisine, barbecue, or homey casseroles.” Pamela adds that Reed alumni might remember Michael’s enjoyment of cooking, especially the spicy Indian dishes he prepared. “Michael was a natural parent and connected all the children he helped raise with the rugged and real beauty of nature. As a spouse, there was none more devoted (or dour before his morning coffee). He took on the household, child care, and bravely bore nuits blanches of Rolodex worries as I finished my dissertation. Michael and I sang our way through stress, not only with the Reformed Church choir, but at home on the piano with songs like ‘After the Ball’ and ‘Silver Threads among the Gold.’” The Moffatt family made yearly pilgrimages to family camp in Pennsylvania, where parents and children enjoyed fellowship in a natural, faith-based community. Michael is remembered for his insatiable intellect and masterful skill as a writer, his warmth and generosity to his colleagues, and his wicked sense of humor. Moffatt asked to be buried “so paleontologists [would] have something to find one day.” Michael Moffatt Moments may be found online. Survivors include Pamela, sons Alex and Jacob, and Michael’s sister.

Mary Delaney McConaghy MAT ’68

Mary Delaney McConaghy MAT ’68, May 15, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mary received a BA from Bryn Mawr College in medieval history and a master’s from Reed. She taught in Philadelphia’s inner-city schools for several years and, in 1970, married Richard W. McConaghy. She was drawn back to the world of academia—“I’m happiest in classrooms, museums, and libraries,” she wrote to Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84] in 1978. Mary earned a PhD in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania and served as web coordinator of the university archives until retirement in 2011. Survivors include her husband and two sons and her sister.

Byron William Massey ’89

Byron William Massey ’89, October 11, 2010, in Coos Bay, Oregon, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Byron studied at Reed for a year and received a BS in physics from Oregon State University and an MEd from the University of Oregon. He taught high school mathematics and science at North Bend High School and Marshfield High School and at Southwestern Oregon Community College. He also ran a small business in North Bend and studied clock and watch repair. Byron was a writer and a gifted musician and thespian. He enjoyed fine cigars and vintage clothing and was a founding member of the North Bend Chess Club. He was also skilled at online and collectible card games and was a published game designer. Survivors include his mother; his sister; and his brother, Bart Massey ’87.

Frederick E. McCandless ’56

Frederick E. McCandless ’56, April 26, 2013, in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. Fred joined the navy during World War II and had a long and decorated military career both in active and reserve duty, from which he retired four decades later. He earned a BA in political science at Reed and went on to study political science and international relations at Kent State University. Fred and Margaret M. Walsic had two sons. He later married D. Todd Murdock. In retirement, he was appointed to the Weathersfield Township Zoning Commission and to the board of education for the Weathersfield Local School District in Ohio. “The Reed independent education experience, in conjunction with my navy career, has been instrumental in my integration into the community and to relate to the problems of local education and government,” Fred wrote. “It’s a great way to volunteer.” Survivors include his wife, sons, a grandson, and two brothers.

Eldo G, Mentzer AMP ’44

Eldo G. Mentzer AMP ’44, February 7, 2013, in California. Eldo was an officer in the air force during World War II and studied at Reed in the premeteorology program. He served in the air force reserves, was called into active duty during the Korean War, and did aerospace research in association with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Martin Louis Murie ’50

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Martin Louis Murie ’50, January 28, 2012, in Xenia, Ohio, after a brief illness. Martin was born in Alaska, the son of environmental conservationists Mardy Thomas Murie ’23 and Olaus Murie, and grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his sister, Joanne Murie Miller ’49, and brother Donald. Adept at skiing and wilderness survival, Martin joined the 10th Mountain Division, fighting in Italy during World War II. He was badly wounded in combat and lost an eye. He received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star Medal. After being hospitalized for a time, he made his way back to Wyoming, and then worked in the mountains before enrolling at Reed. He earned a BA in philosophy and literature. “Reed showed us that reading, reasoning, and argument were all okay.” At the college, he met Alison E. Gass ’53, and the two married in 1952. Next, at the University of California, Berkeley, Martin received a PhD in zoology and initially turned down a teaching position there as a protest to the state’s loyalty oath requirement. He later taught at Berkeley and at Santa Barbara, and then joined the faculty in biology at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1961. More than a decade later, Martin and other college employees and students protested Antioch’s decision to end financial support for working class and black students in the New Directions program. Their strike closed the campus, and Martin, among others, was fired. A reinstatement of his position kept him at Antioch for two additional years, but his desire to write inspired an early retirement. An equal motivation, he said, was to live “with minimal impact on the land.” Martin and Alison purchased property at the northern edge of New York’s Adirondacks, where they built a cabin and stewarded the land. “This was the penultimate chapter of his life,” wrote Gilles d’Aymery, publisher of, where Martin published some of his work. “His writing was about friendship, nature, and transience—the simplicity of life and the love we all want to give and receive.” Describing himself as a “varmentalist,” Martin advocated for nature and wilderness and opposed corporate domination. In addition to an extensive list of published essays, reviews, and “rants,” as he called them, Martin self-published seven books, including Losing Solitude, Windswept, and Red Tree Mouse Chronicles. He also illustrated his work. “He wrote rants as openers, urging others to bring forth opposing views and join in the shared work of discussing ideas, always a great pleasure for him,” noted the Yellow Springs News obituary for Martin. “His appreciation of the detail, his strength for holding the big picture, gave him the perspective of poet and philosopher . . . He was always pleased to meet you, also pleased to notice and note every kind of moth, spider, mammal, meadowlark, bush, cactus, or big tree in a valley.” The psychological pain he incurred in the war never abated and led to his work with Veterans for Peace and to participation in weekly antiwar protests. “War is not the answer,” he said. “We just can’t go on with it.” Martin traveled back to the West many times while living in New York, and he and Alison moved to Xenia when their wilderness home demanded more of them than they could give. At the time of his death, Martin’s survivors included Alison, their three daughters and five grandchildren, and his sister and brother.

John Robert Moses ’53

John Robert Moses ’5, April 16, 2013, in Portland. Following service in the army during World War II and the Korean War, John earned a BA in history from Reed. He worked as a longshoreman, in maintenance, and as a Job Corps instructor. He had a deep love and respect for the outdoors and for playing piano, and was interested in the history of “just about everything.” He enjoyed debating historical or political points of view, was well read, and was a witty, kind, and generous individual.

Alison Estabrook Gass Murie ’53

A picture of Alison Gass Murie in April 2013

Courtesy of the Murie family

Alison Estabrook Gass Murie ’53, May 29, 2013, in Xenia, Ohio. Growing up in a home with parents who were writers—and her father, a university professor in English—Alison loved language, spoken and written, and the meanings of words. She attended Reed for a year and also studied at the University of Washington. Alison and Martin E. Murie ’50 were married in 1952; they had three daughters and moved to Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1961, when Martin joined the faculty in biology at Antioch College. Martin wrote of Alison’s presence in the college town: “She contributed, as always, to literacy, the nurture of human communication. And again, as always, she stood fast for the complete liberation of women.” In 1975, Alison and Martin moved to an old dairy farm in North Bangor, New York. “There they took up a life of conscious simplicity, one they could reconcile with their strong belief in leaving a light footprint on the earth.” They gardened, raised animals, repaired walls and buildings, and made new friends. “Alison’s ingenuity, frugality, and creative hands were employed everywhere, inventing household tools and improvements.” She taught herself to weave and decorated their home and created clothing using her textiles. “Alison will be best remembered for her lifelong commitment to social activism and her staunch belief in human rights and the equality of all.” Survivors include three daughters; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and her brother, Geoffrey A. Gass ’52.

Laurie Suzanne McGill ’02

A picture of Laurie McGill in 2000

Laurie Suzanne McGill ’02, August 22, 2013, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, following a 20-year struggle with lupus. Born in Bangor, Maine, Laurie graduated from Bangor High School with honors. At the encouragement of her father, John R. McGill, she enrolled at Reed. “The smartest and most talented young lady in my high school class, Suzette Gautier [’67], went to Reed, and I never forgot that fact. I thought that Reed would be a nice match for my Laurie.” Despite losing a year of study due to illness, Laurie completed the requirements for a BA in English, and wrote her thesis, “Reading Ophelia: Paradigms and Phenomenology in Hamlet,” with adviser Michael Faletra [English 2001–04, 2007–09, 2010–]. For a year following graduation, she pursued a career in English and then turned to nursing, completing prerequisites for degree work at the University of Maine and earning a BS in nursing from Columbia University. She did additional study in psychiatric nursing and returned to Portland, where she worked until complications from lupus required her move to Charleston, South Carolina, to be cared for by her mother, Lynda R. McGill. In the last year of her life—though challenged by disabilities stemming from and immersed in medical treatment for lupus—Laurie continued to experience enjoyment with cooking and gardening. Recalling how Laurie had looked forward to the beginning of each academic year at Reed, Lynda came to the college in September to scatter some of Laurie’s ashes in the canyon, a place Laurie loved, as she did her years at Reed. “She thrived there,” wrote her father, “and I continue to be impressed by the educational philosophy and accomplishment of Reed’s graduates.” Survivors include her mother; her father and his wife, Marge; her brother, Tim; a loving extended family; and her special friends, Bill and Sam. In responding to the news of Laurie’s death, Jay Dickson [English 1996–99, 2001–] wrote, “She was one of the bravest and toughest people I’ve ever met.”

Ionemary Williams Myers ’27

Ionemary Williams Myers ’27, July 25, 1995, in Ashland, Oregon. Ionemary was a librarian and teacher at Catlin Gabel School, in Portland and an active volunteer throughout her life. In 1931, she married Frank E. Myers ’27, physicist and professor of physics. In 1946, the couple moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was president of the Lehigh Faculty Woman's Club, served with the local Girl Scout Council, and was active in the American Association of University Women. After retirement, the couple moved to Ashland, where she continued to be involved in the AAUW and was named Woman of the Year by the Ashland branch of the organization in 1976. They enjoyed international travel, reading, and raising African violets. Survivors include her sisters Vesta Coffin and Catherine Luginbill. Frank died in May 1995.

Wallace Trevethic MacCaffrey ’42

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Wallace and Isobel Gamble MacCaffrey in 1972.

Wallace Trevethic MacCaffrey ’42, December 13, 2013, in Cambridge, England.

Wallace MacCaffrey, a figure of towering stature in the field of English history and Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard University, died at 93. “Although he had been failing physically for some time, he retained his formidable mental capacities to the end and died peacefully and without pain in Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge,” wrote Prof. David Sacks [history 1986–]. “A good death after a long and good life.”


John Rees Moore ’40

John Rees Moore ’40, August 3, 2013, in Roanoke, Virginia. John earned a BA from Reed and an MA from Harvard in English, after which he enlisted in the army and served with the U.S. Eighth Army Air Force in England. Following World War II, he taught at several universities before resuming his studies and earning a PhD in English from Columbia University. He joined the English department at Hollins College in Roanoke, where he taught for 28 years. John published essays, book reviews, and his own poetry in a number of publications, including the Sewanee Review. He also was editor of the Holins Critic, a literary journal. His special interest was in Irish literature. On a Danforth Grant, he attended the first (W.B.) Yeats International Summer School in 1960 in Sligo, Ireland, and spent a year on sabbatical in Ireland, working on a book on Yeats’ drama Masks of Love and Death, which was published in 1971. He was president of the American Committee for Irish Studies and also traveled for academic presentations and study in Lebanon and Greece. John was preceded in death by Elizabeth L. Drawbaugh Moore, to whom he was married for 56 years, and is survived by his son, daughter, and sister.

Robert Madison Maxwell ’50

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Robert Madison Maxwell ’50, June 23, 2013, in Lakewood, Tacoma. The year before Robert earned his BA from Reed in chemistry, he married Mary L. Weible ’49, MAT ’67. Mary traveled by ship to Japan to be with him during his service as a flight engineer with the air force during the Korean War. Robert also earned a BA in education at the University of Puget Sound and an MA in counseling and psychology from South Dakota State University. He and Mary taught in the Clover Park School District in Tacoma and truly enjoyed their retirement that began in 1989. Following Mary’s death in 2009, Robert revisited Reed with his daughter and son and was delighted to return to the setting of so many happy memories.

Samuel McCracken, Faculty

Samuel McCracken [English 1967–71], October 4, 2013, in Newton, Massachusetts. Sam McCracken was educated at Drake University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the University of London. In addition to teaching literature and humanities at Reed, he taught English at Boston University, where he served as assistant to John Silber, president and then-chancellor, from 1974 until 2005, when Sam retired. He wrote The War Against the Atom and articles for a number of periodicals, including Commentary, National Review, the New Republic, and the New York Times. “McCracken was a man of wide-ranging erudition, wit, kindly and otherwise, and prodigious memory.” Survivors include his wife, Natalie Jacobson McCracken; a son and daughter; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Mary Margaret McCabe, Staff

Mary Margaret McCabe, who was director of Reed’s community center and residence halls for 23 years, died on September 28, 2003. Mary was a strong and vital presence on campus, actively contributing to the lives and well being of an entire generation of Reed students. When she retired from Reed in 1978, the board of trustees noted that Mc Mary Cabe had been an institution at the college, known and loved by many. She was born in New York City and she married Richard McCabe in 1939. Before arriving at Reed she served as an assistant to a U.S. congressman and as general operations manager in several well-known restaurants in New York. She brought that experience and organizational expertise to bear in her long and successful career at Reed. Mary acted as a constant mentor to the many students who worked in the commons and dorms. At her memorial service, Dave Mesirow ’61 spoke about what he had learned from her, ranging from the management of food service, to the power of networking, to lessons on appropriate conduct in a civilized and humane society, to the big questions of fairness and justice in the workplace. “Whether you accepted these teachings or not,” he said, “they marked you for a lifetime. So, for a generation of students, her voice still rings in their minds.” Mary was a frequent traveler in Asia and Europe. Her extensive community leadership included service to the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Historical Society, the Asian Arts Council, and the Chinese Classical Garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, and is survived by her children, Maureen and Kevin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Vivienne E. Morley Brenner ’51

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Vivienne E. Brenner Morley ’51, January 30, 2013, in Ithaca, New York. Vivienne earned a BA in mathematics at Reed, writing the thesis “A Study in Elementary Valuation Theory,” and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She attended the University of Chicago, where she met Michael Morley, whom she married. Both Vivienne and Michael taught mathematics at Cornell University.

Michael Vincent Mahoney ’62

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Michael Vincent Mahoney ’62, November 28, 2013, in San Francisco, from a stroke. Michael earned a BA in political science from Reed and worked briefly as a reporter for the Oregonian and other newspapers before taking a job in 1966 with the San Francisco Chronicle, where his father had also worked. He left the paper to attend law school. In 1974, he completed a JD at Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, and was a deputy district attorney in Clackamas County for several years. He returned to San Francisco in the ’80s, working for the district attorney in Santa Clara County and in a legal firm before opening a solo law practice. Survivors include his wife, Linda Elmlund Mahoney ’61, and his brother, Kevin.

Warren Quincy Miller ’67

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Warren Quincy Miller ’67, February 4, 2014, in Clarkston, Washington, following a 12-year battle with cancer.

Warren grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Phoenix, Arizona, taking many camping trips with his family to the mountains and deserts of the West—trips that influenced his life and his land ethic. Gay Walker ’69 remembers Warren as having a quiet and pleasant disposition and as a good calligrapher. They studied together with Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69] in his calligraphy and graphic arts class in 1966–67.


Richard H. Muller ’56

Rich Muller ’56 and Mertie Hansen Muller ’56

Richard H. Muller ’56, April 20, 2014, in Portland. Rich came to Reed from Marin County, California, although his family emigrated from Germany. He chose Reed because it offered excellence in education, he told Rory Bowman ’90 in an interview in 2008. “About that time, Reed made the magazines as being the best small liberal arts college in the country, and that did have an impact.” On a freshman orientation trip, he met Mertie Mae Hansen ’56; they were married four months later. Rich had a longstanding interest in judo and started a judo program at Reed. “We were a powerhouse on the West Coast in competitive judo in the early ’50s.” Teammates included Jack Sadler ’56, Paul Burgess ’56, and Leroy Larson ’55. Rich taught judo three times a week, ran the summer swim program during summers he was not in military training, and he was appointed a student athletic director, along with Glen Wilcox ’56, in the absence of a college athletic director. Rich earned a BA from Reed in political science, writing on the property tax exemption in Multnomah County. “My thesis professor was a guy named Charles McKinley [political science 1918–60], who was the holy terror of the poli sci department, and it taught me a great deal of humility.” Rich served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned a JD from the University of Washington. He clerked for Gus Solomon ’26—“that was real education”—and practiced in small firms until he established his own private practice, specializing in civil rights law. Throughout his career, he maintained a judo practice, and became a sixth degree black belt and counsel for the U.S. Judo Federation. Rich and Mertie had three daughters, including Karla Muller Verbeck ’78, and a son. Karla’s husband, Richard Verbeck ’81, and son, Alex Verbeck ’05, were also Reed graduates. “Whether or not Reed was worth the time and the money spent for the rest of your life? The answer is, absolutely. Absolutely,” Rich said. “I know more about what’s going on in the world around me than contemporaries who have gone to other schools. I don’t think I’m any smarter than they are. I just got a better education. And I think I’m a better human being because of that. To this day, I still want to learn. I still question. I still like to jab people with ideas to see what happens. And, I don’t know if that makes you socially a nice person, but it’s darned interesting.” Survivors include Mertie, their children, and eight grandchildren.

Douglas Lee McMillin ’64

Douglas Lee McMilin ’64, December 23, 1966, in Berkeley, California, from of acute leukemia. Doug completed a BA from Reed in physics, working with adviser Prof. Dennis G. Hoffman [physics 1959–80]. He was in his third year of graduate study in physics at the University of California when he became ill. The Reed community learned in early November of his illness, at which time a request for blood donations was sent to alumni of the 1960 through 1966 classes. Response was quick and generous. When the bloodmobile came to campus on December 7, 1966, 55 pints were donated by faculty, staff, and students. Survivors include by his wife, Natalie Benumof McMilin ’62, MAT ’65, daughter Rachel, brother Kenneth D. McMilin ’66, and his parents."The McMilin family extended their appreciation to the entire Reed community for the many acts of concern on Doug’s behalf." [Additional source: Hayward Daily Review, December 1966]

Sharon L. Millman Rawley ’64

Sharon L. Millman Rawley ’64, December 8, 1986, following a long illness. Sharon earned a BA in general literature from Reed and an MA in English at Columbia University. She worked as a computer programmer for Nassau County, New York. In the mid-’70s, she married James M. Rawley ’64, and they had a daughter, Eve. The family settled in Redlands, California, in the ’80s.

Frederick B. Mootry ’64

Frederick B. Mootry ’64, June 25, 1993, in Portland, from a heart attack. Rick graduated from Reed with a BA in physics; his thesis adviser was Prof. Dennis G. Hoffman [physics, 1959–80]. He earned a master's degree in business from the University of Portland and worked for Tektronix for 28 years, where he was the manager of licensing and technology transfers. He married Mary Jo Hooper in 1982. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Adam, and a sister, Kareen Hoveskeland. [Oregonian, June 29, 1993]

Jamie Miller ’64

Jamie Miller ’64, August 14, 1999, from a brain tumor. Jamie attended Reed for one year in 1960–61, and was a dancer and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 35 years. Throughout her career, she was committed to the creation of community and to the celebration of the diversity of human culture. As a solo artist and as a director, she created work for a wide variety of audiences. She received her early dance training at the Dance Theater of Los Angeles, founded by Lester Horton and the first permanent home for modern dance in the United States. She also studied the work of Martha Graham through Gloria Newman at Sark Studios. Jamie later studied the Hawkins Technique with Ruth Botchan, and Creative Body Alignment with Andre Bernard. In 1965, she began performing and teaching belly dance and creative movement in the Bay Area, first at the New Dance Workshop and later as codirector of Berkeley Moving Arts. Her unique teaching method incorporated elements of dance, yoga, acting, improvisation, and ideokinesis. In 1973, as Sabah, she founded the Sabah Ensemble, a performing troupe comprised of her advanced belly dance students. She produced Middle Eastern music and dance concerts, and performed in nightclubs, restaurants, convalescent homes, hospitals, prisons, public schools, fairs, women’s centers, and in art museums. A series of performances, starting in 1976, led to the creation of original solo movement works: “The Erotic Suite,” “The Goddess Suite,” and “The Core Suite.” In 1981–82, Jamie produced "Trilogy," a performance of all three suites. The “White and Gold Dance” (1984) and “Al Sabah” (1985) continued her multicultural exploration—one of the main expressions of her art. Both dances, based on the ancient form of belly dancing, used traditional music of the Middle East, as well as jazz and Latin- and Indian-based music, to make a statement about the universality of the human experience. Affirmation of the feminine principle as it lives in each of us was another important current of Jamie’s work. In 1987, she began leading Goddess Workshops, in which participants used dance to empower and integrate their feminine energies. In 1985–88, Jamie was an artist-in-residence at the San Francisco city and county jails, where she taught and performed belly dancing, modern dance, and improvisation to the hundreds of women incarcerated there. In 1994, she received her teaching credential from Holy Names College and worked as a middle school teacher in Oakland. “To me, dance is life,” Jamie wrote. “Movement is life, and the whole importance of dance is to help us celebrate the process that happens to us as creatures of the earth. The connection to the earth through dance is one of the deepest ways for us all to celebrate the planet. By dancing, you can get a perspective of your place in the universe as part of the energy flow.” [Memorial by Jim Kahan ’64.]

James Buford MacQueen ’52

James Buford MacQueen ’52, July 15, 2014, at home in Santa Monica, California. Jim served in the U.S. Army occupation of Japan when he was just out of high school and entered the University of Wyoming to study engineering. He transferred to Reed in his junior year, pleased to have avoided the rigors of the first-year humanities program, and earned a BA in psychology. Throughout his life, he expressed gratitude for the G.I. Bill.

After Reed, he entered a doctoral program in psychology at the University of Oregon, where he earned a PhD in 1958. On a postgraduate fellowship from NIH, he studied at UC Berkeley, with Edward Chase Tolman as his sponsor. He then accepted a research position at UCLA and soon thereafter joined the faculty of UCLA’s Graduate School of Management. When asked, he usually said he taught applied mathematics, which included game theory, probability, and problem solving. As a matter of principle, he always gave his students As. However, it was in providing fresh ideas for problems in search of solutions that Jim excelled. His research focused on providing mathematical formulations of human processes. In his first paper, he investigated a large class of optimal stopping problems, spawning a large area of research. He was also a pioneer in the development of “K-means,” a method of detecting clusters in multivariate data, derivations of which are used in many other fields, from genetic research to computer visualization.

During his tenure at UCLA, Jim spent leaves and sabbaticals at Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Oslo. He retired in 1999. Friends, colleagues, and family members remember Jim as outgoing, humble, and always willing to give credit to others. He firmly believed that the results of his research belonged to the public domain. He had an easygoing, even temperament. Above all, he supported and encouraged others to pursue an ambition, a heart’s desire—to go for it! Music was important to him, and Jim always brought a guitar to family gatherings. As a lover of poetry, Jim sought poetry readings in all his travels and was a member of the Santa Clarita Poets Society. Some remember him as an avid kriegspiel player. One of his fellow kriegspiel enthusiasts characterized Jim’s strategy as “high risk.” Jim enjoyed the challenges of problems and was often preoccupied by attempts to devise “a better way.” 


Charlotte Russell McCalley MAT ’65

Charlotte Russell McCalley MAT ’65, May 24, 2013, in Riverside, California. A graduate of Washington College in chemistry  in 1941, Charlotte came to Reed for the master’s in teaching program, supported by an NSF grant, and focused her study on mathematics. She was married to Laurence E. McCalley and had two sons.

Diane Lynn Mark-Walker ’81

Diane Lynn Mark-Walker ’81, September 16, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, from a rare cancer.

A wonderful, intelligent, quirky, witty, loving, and generous woman, Diane had lived with appendix cancer for the last seven years. She never felt like she was in a battle, never seemed to wonder “Why me?” Instead, she continued investigating this life with all its wonders.

Diane completed a BA in art, writing the thesis “The Monastic Context of the Book of Kells” with adviser Peter Parshall [art history 1971–2000]. She cherished her time at Reed as a place of genuine intellectual inquiry that had enough institutional humanity to allow her to pursue Neoplatonism and calligraphy with equal passion, and where she made some lifelong friendships. She went on to Harvard, where she earned a master’s degree in theological studies, focusing her work on the history of religion, and also earned an MA in art history and art appreciation at Boston University.


Mary Louella Weible Maxwell ’49, MAT ’67

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Mary Louella Weible Maxwell '49, MAT '67, September 8, 2009, in Lakewood, Washington. Mary earned a BA from Reed in chemistry and married fellow Reedite Robert M. Maxwell '50. In order to be with him during his service in the Korean War, she traveled to Japan on a ship bound for Yokohama. Mary's passion for mathematics, which Robert supported, was exemplified in her career as a high school teacher. In pursuit of that goal, she earned a BA in general education from Ohio State University, a BS in mathematics from Pacific Lutheran University, and an MAT from Reed in education. She taught mathematics in the Clover Park School District in Lakewood, Washington. Colleagues at Pacific Lutheran greatly prized her mathematical prowess, and hoped she would become an instructor at the university level. Robert says that Mary was devoted to her high school students, and so thorough in her teaching that she regularly stayed up past midnight to correct papers and provide students with constructive comments. Further, he marveled at her determination and attention to detail, and noted that she was a caring and loving individual, who was always learning. In addition to Robert, survivors include their daughter and son.

Nancy Martin Clark ’41

Nancy Clark Martin ’41, December 26, 2014, in Rockville, Maryland. Nancy grew up on a pear orchard in Medford, Oregon, and spent two years at Reed, an experience that taught her to think, she wrote later. She served in the WAVES as an aircraft mechanic during World War II and then moved to New York City, where she met and married George R. Martin Jr. in 1953. The couple lived in Bronxville, where they raised three daughters. In retirement, Nancy and George moved to Easton, Maryland. Survivors include their daughters, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Nancy is remembered for her good humor, generosity, and loving nature.

Robert L. Martin ’41, Faculty

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Robert L. Martin ’41, December 23, 2014, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Robert grew up in Oregon and Washington, graduated from Renton High School, and attended Reed on a scholarship. He earned a BA in physics, writing his thesis “Growth of Ionic Crystals” with Prof. A.A. Knowlton [physics 1915–48]. After graduation, he worked as a teaching fellow at the University of Washington and as a graduate assistant at Iowa State College. During World War II, he served as a conscientious objector, working on a land reclamation project near Trenton, North Dakota. Following this service, he resumed physics at the University of Michigan, where he earned an MA and a PhD. His thesis concerned theory and experiments about photographic latent image formation. Robert taught physics at Reed from 1956 until 1962, then taught at Lewis & Clark College until 1985. In retirement, he continued to work on properties of metal in a vacuum with Prof. Jean Delord [physics 1950–88] at Reed and at the Oregon Graduate Center. Robert and Roberta Pruitt met in Seattle in 1936, were married in 1946, and raised a family of four. The couple moved to Willamette View Manor in Milwaukie in 1981, and Roberta died in 2005. Robert was an accomplished musician, beginning his study of the B♭ clarinet and tenor saxophone early in life and later performing tenor vocals in local musicals, operas, and choral groups. Music was important to both Robert and Roberta and was central to their family. Survivors include three sons and a daughter and four grandchildren.

Annie Laurie Malarkey Rahr ’53

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Annie Laurie Malarkey Rahr ’53, December 8, 2014, Long Lake, Minnesota, following a brief illness. Laurie was the daughter of Susan Tucker Malarkey ’25 and Thomas B. Malarkey ’23. Her brother John T. Malarkey ’52 also attended Reed. Laurie earned a BA from Reed in general literature. Her thesis, “Lawrence’s Theory of the Novel: An Examination of Women in Love,” was completed with Prof. Robert Hivnor [English 1952–53]. She went on to earn an MA in comparative literature at the University of Washington. At the university she met Guido R. Rahr Jr. They married and lived in Portland; Guido served on Reed’s board of trustees in 1959–65. In 1971, they moved to Minnesota with their family of five children. Laurie had a vast knowledge of literature, music, theatre, and art. She also painted throughout her life. She was passionate about the environment and supported and served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Children’s Theatre Company and the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library. Other family members with a Reed connection included her cousin Stoddard Malarkey ’55, his wife, Deirdre Malarkey ’57, and their two sons, Gordon Malarkey ’84 and Peter Malarkey ’86. Laurie’s uncle Henry Cabell also served on Reed’s board of trustees and Laurie was married briefly to Prof. Stanley W. Moore [philosophy 1948–54]. “Of all the schools our large family has attended, Reed’s performance is the best,” Laurie stated. “This kind of education made me a lifetime student.” Survivors include three daughters and two sons and 11 grandchildren. Guido died in 2005.

David Sidney Mesirow ’61

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David Sidney Mesirow ’61, November 21, 2014, in Portland, Oregon, from an accident at home.

As a student at Van Nuys High School in California, David was recognized for his excellence in both academics and athletics—it was a balance he maintained throughout his life. At Reed, he earned a BA in history, writing the thesis “Thomas Jefferson and a Naval Armament” with adviser Prof. Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84]. Classes with Johansen, Prof. Richard Jones [history 1941–86], Prof. John Pock [sociology 1955–98], and Prof. Owen Ulph [history 1944–79] helped prepare him for his future success, he said, as did his association with Mary McCabe [commons and dorms director 1955–78]. David and Margaret Strawn ’62 met at Reed and were married in 1962. That same year, he earned a master’s in teaching at Harvard, and the couple settled in Portland.


Prof. Judith Tyle Massee

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Judith Tyle Massee, professor of dance [1968–98], died December 27, 2014, in Portland.

At the beginning there was music.

Born into a household filled with it, Judy Massee, as a young girl, assumed that all fathers were professional jazz drummers, who with their colleagues rehearsed in the living room late into the night. And all mothers played the piano and sang the songs of their youth.

Interest in dance came early. When mother played Tiptoe Through The Tulips, Judy envisioned a suave soft-shoe; when the in-house band played Muskrat Ramble, out came a snazzy Charleston.


Arthur John McLean ’21

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Pioneering neurosurgeon Arthur McLean was a polarizing figure in Oregon's medical community. Photo courtesy of Oregon Health and Science University, Historical Collections and Archives

Dr. Arthur McLean ’21 died on December 7, 1938, when his car veered off a steep turn on Northwest Cornell Road in Portland’s West Hills, crashed through a guardrail, and came to rest on the edge of a cliff, its wheels hanging precariously over the canyon below. Rescuers found his body 10 feet from the car, a handkerchief tied around a deep wound on his head. The engine was still running.

Just 44 years old, McLean was a controversial figure in medical circles. Portland’s first trained neurosurgeon, he had published more than two dozen medical articles on everything from paraphysical cysts to intractable pain. Demanding perfection of himself and others, he frequently clashed with fellow physicians and resigned from the faculty at the University of Oregon Medical School not once but twice.


Paul Markley Mockett ’59

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Paul Markley Mockett ’59, March 30, 2015, in Seattle, Washington.

Paul grew up on a Nebraska wheat farm that had been in his family for generations and learned how to run the operation with his brother and sister. His mother suggested he attend Reed, where he majored in physics and wrote a thesis on the theory of magnetoresistance with Prof. Jean Delord [1950–88]. Paul went on to earn a PhD from MIT and was a professor of physics at the University of Washington (1972–2005).


Michael Mercy ’87, Trustee

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Emergency doctor and trauma specialist Michael Mercy ’87 died in Boise, Idaho, on May 13, 2015, from cancer.

Mike came to Reed from Boise, Idaho, and quickly made his mark on campus, where he learned to fence, whisked the Doyle Owl away from the Society for Creative Anachronism, and participated in a truly epic prank—the burial of an MG Midget under the Hauser Library. He also was a founding member of the African American Student Union.


Richard Lewis Meigs ’50

Richard Lewis Meigs ’50, December 9, 2014, in Olympia, Washington, from pneumonia. Dick attended Reed for close to three years before serving in the U.S. Army and the OSS during World War II. He returned to Reed, but completed a bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark. He earned an MA from the University of Washington and taught in a number of Washington high schools. A love of the outdoors led to his hiking and camping on Mount Rainier and in the North Cascades. In the mid-’60s, Dick moved to California, where he taught school and went on to obtain a degree in law. Admitted to the bar in four states, Dick practiced law in San Francisco for a number of years, doing pro bono work for homeless veterans. He returned to Washington in the ’90s, where he lived on Offutt Lake. Dick and Janet Bright ’52 married in 1952. They had two children and later divorced. His son and daughter survive him, as do three grandchildren and his brother, Gilbert.

Bonnie Jean Mentzer ’53

Bonnie Jean Mentzer ’53, March 5, 2015, in Portland. Bonnie trained as a welder at the Kaiser Shipyard during World War II, then attended Reed for two years before transferring to Oregon State College. She earned a JD from Northwestern College of Law (Lewis & Clark) and served as assistant attorney general assigned to the welfare recovery division of the State Welfare Commission and Bureau of Labor. She also worked for Multnomah County legal aid service. Bonnie traveled by bus to the American South during the early years of the civil rights movement and Freedom Marches. In 1998, she won the E.B. MacNaughton Civil Liberties Award, presented by the Oregon ACLU for participating in the Mississippi Civil Rights Program of the ABA’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She lived in her house in Sullivan’s Gulch in Portland for more than 60 years and was actively involved in her community. She is remembered for her contributions to neighborhood planning and development efforts, her amazing tomato garden, and most of all, her kindness and generosity to those in need. Survivors include a niece and nephew.

Alice Elaine Tiura Moss ’52

Alice Elaine Tiura Moss ’52, April 11, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Alice’s grandparents emigrated from Finland and homesteaded in Washington. She was born in their log home, and throughout her life took pride in her heritage, serving as a trustee of the Finnish American Literary Heritage Foundation. She attended Reed for four years, but did not graduate. In fall 1950, she married Michael Mahar ’53. They lived in a Reed house on Southeast Lambert Street, where Gary Snyder ’51 and Allen Ginsburg stayed during their travels in 1956. Alice completed a BA and an MSW from PSU in the early ’60s, then was a caseworker and a mental health specialist for the Clackamas County Mental Health Department. She retired in 1986. Alice enjoyed photography and travel, and visited at least 26 countries. She and Robert Allen ’51 were married and she also was married to S. Roy Moss and helped raise his five children. She enjoyed making short films during retirement, including the video Tibetan Pilgrimage: The Real Tibet.

John Telfer MacTarnaghan ’37

John attended Reed for one year, a time he valued throughout his life for the cultural perspective provided by classes he took in the humanities, the writing skills he gained, and for the Honor Principle. He earned a BS in engineering from Oregon State College (University). John and Helen A. Bennett ’39 married and had two children, Jean and Sidney. John worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland for 20 years, and for the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station in China Lake, California, for 5. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, California, after 13 years. John enlisted in the navy in 1943 and continued to serve in the navy reserve, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. Reflecting on his Reed experience for his 75th class reunion, he noted, “I still remember my good life at Reed, although I am only 98 years old now.” Helen died in 2003.

Mary Frances Bankhead McBrayer

Mary came to Reed from South Carolina and studied at the college for two years before leaving to marry. “I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to go,” she noted in 2007. Through the years she kept in touch with her roommate, Betty Workman Hedrick ’39, as well as other alumni, including Emilio Pucci MA ’37. Mary visited Emilio’s clothing shop in New York City and met him at an exhibition featuring his designs in Denver, Colorado, in 1965. “He invited us to Florence to visit, but we did not get there.” Mary and her husband, John A. McBrayer, who was in the navy and had a career in aeronautics, resided in 11 states. “We met many nice friends wherever we lived.” Mary completed a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University in South Carolina and studied for an additional degree in library science. She held teaching certificates in five states. Mary was predeceased by John, their daughter Ann, and their grandson Jonah. Survivors include daughters Susan and Jane, four grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

Elizabeth Anne Funge Macaulay ’43

A Portland native, Betty graduated from Franklin High School and worked for two years before enrolling at Reed. She earned a BA in economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and wrote a thesis with Prof. Blair Stewart [1925–49] on the U.S. policy related to sugar. She also did secretarial work for then-President Dexter Keezer [1934–42], and assisted Prof. Frank Munk [political science 1939–65] with the typing of his first book after his arrival in the U.S. Following graduation, Betty worked as an economist for U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. In 1946, she married fellow economics major Robert W. Macaulay’43, and worked as a secretary while he earned an MBA from Harvard. The couple moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they remained for 60 years. Betty was a statistician for Pacific Telephone, and while she raised a daughter and son, she was a volunteer in schools, with the Girl Scouts, the League of Women Voters, and the Presbyterian church. She later worked as an executive secretary. In 2006, the couple moved to Laguna Niguel to be near family.

Robert Claud McKean ’48

Robert grew up in Portland and attended Franklin High School. He married his childhood friend, Lora Hobson, just before serving in World War II as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps. Returning to Oregon after the war, he earned a BA from Reed in psychology, with Prof. Fred Courts [1945–69] serving as his thesis adviser. Robert went on to earn an MA in education from Lewis & Clark College and taught at Sherwood High School and Beaverton High School. He then earned an EdD from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he taught until 1984. He also taught at San Francisco State College and Indiana University. In retirement, Robert and Lora moved to Oregon. They traveled, boated, and enjoyed many years with their three sons, eight grandson, and five great-grandchildren. Lora died in 2013.

David Thomas Mason ’58

“Earlier this spring, David T. Mason died from far too long suffering with Parkinson’s disease,” wrote Jonathan Hough ’59. “Throughout his trial, he retained to the end his love for music. It was a basic element of his life. At Western Washington University, he continued the Reed tradition of  Prof. Herb Gladstone [music 1946–80] by bringing Gilbert and Sullivan productions to the stage. His efforts went to both the popular operettas and the nearly unknown. Through the years, he directed the entire Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire. An accomplishment extraordinary and beautiful.”

David’s parents, Herbert Mason and Lucille Roush Mason, were renowned botanical scientists and faculty members at UC Berkeley and Davis. With Reed biology professors G.F. Gwilliam [1957–96] and Helen A. Stafford [1954–87], David investigated the environment and nature of the sediments of Reed Lake for a senior thesis, and he earned a BA from the college in biology. In the summer following, he did research in biology on a grant from the Carnegie Institute and enrolled at UC Davis, where he earned an MA in biology and PhD in limnology.


Vernon Marttala ’70

Vernon was a botanist at heart, writes his sister, Cathy Marttala Douthit. His dedication to the Reed Herbarium began while he was still in college, and his writing on the subject was published in the Reed College Science Journal in 1969. He earned a BA from Reed in chemistry and went on to earn an MA from the New York Botanical Garden. Back in Oregon, he worked at Citizens Photo, developed his skills in photography, and did field studies with Prof. Bert Brehm [biology 1962–93] and the Native Plant Society of Oregon. In the early ’70s, Vernon identified a new species, Romanzoffia thompsonii Marttala, in the Rogue River National Forest, and published his findings. He contributed to the Native Plant Society’s bulletin and to other publications, and was coauthor of Urbanizing Flora of Portland, Oregon, 1806–2008. “Notes on the Reed College Herbarium, Particularly Its Origin,” which he completed in 2008 during his work on the herbarium renovation, reported on the nearly 10,000 regional specimens in the collection—the oldest dating to 1848. Over the years, he also made generous financial gifts to the herbarium and to the Annual Fund. “He spent his life photographing and cataloging plant specimens and left his vast collection to Reed,” Cathy reports. “Vernon was overwhelmed with emotion when he learned his life’s work had been accepted and will be used in the future by Reed.”

Kate Rogers McCarthy ’39

Environmentalist Kate McCarthy, who successfully fought to protect Mount Hood’s fragile ecosystem from development, was always connected to the land she grew up on. 

Born to Homer and Elizabeth Smith Rogers in 1917, Kate spent much of her youth on the family’s property four miles south of Parkdale, Oregon, in the shadow of Mount Hood, where she spent countless hours hiking and riding horses through the meadows and forests. 


Rosina Corbett Morgan ’41

She was born in 1919 on Ulysses Grant’s birthday to one of Oregon’s most prominent families. The daughter of Henry Ladd Corbett, her mother was the former Gretchen Hoyt, daughter of a philanthropic New York family. Rosina’s grandfather, William Ladd, was mayor of Portland and founder of Oregon’s first bank. Known as Ena to her family, she grew up in a historic home in Dunthorpe.

In 1927 Charles Lindbergh visited Portland to dedicate the airport on Swan Island, and the Corbett family attended the parade. Eight-year-old Rosina disappeared, and following a frantic search, the family spotted her in the parade, walking hand-in-hand with Lindbergh. She had wanted to see who deserved all this attention and had gone to find him. It was emblematic of the curiosity that moved her through life.


Lyn McGuire ’57

Lyn grew up in Altadena, California, an L.A. suburb near Pasadena. As a young girl she was fascinated by geography, history, and the natural world. She became the first woman in her family to earn a college degree, earning a BA in anthropology from Reed in 1957. Her time at Reed was liberating, transformative, and a source of growth for Lyn. She wrote her thesis, An analysis of Nez Perce political organization with Prof. David French ’39 [anthropology 1947-1988].

Lyn had a passion for social justice and for all living creatures (as well as being a gifted cat whisperer). After time spent in Salem, Oregon, and the Southwest pursuing anthropology, she married and taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison during the civil rights era. In 1971, she received her MS in anthropology from UW. She participated in non-violent protests against segregation and supported the civil rights movement passionately. When her son, Erik, was born, she gave him the middle name Martin in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Robert McRae ’58

Bob was born in Portland, graduated from Franklin High School, and attended Reed as a day-dodger. He was an active sportsman, playing football, baseball, and basketball on intramural teams.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he began working at OECO, which designs and manufactures solutions for industries including commercial transportation, military, and aviation. He then began a 22-year career at Tektronix in the oscilloscopes division.


Keith Mills ’60

“It was a wonderful place,” Keith Mills once said of Reed. “It spoiled me.” Circumstances forced him to finish his bachelor’s degree elsewhere, but the education and thinking of his Reed years stayed with him throughout life. It was here that he met his future wife and made lifelong friends.

Keith graduated from Anaheim Union High School and started at Reed on scholarship, beginning in 1953. Three years of Army service intervened, and he returned in 1957 as a sophomore. But finances dictated that he complete his bachelor’s degree at UC-Riverside. He moved to California with his Reed-educated bride, Ann Arnquist Mills ’61. One of their two sons, Michael Mills ’82, is also a Reed alumnus.

Majoring in economics with a minor in sociology, Keith was active in the Reed theatre, chorus, student council, and the Quest. After receiving his BA in economics from UC-Riverside, he completed graduate work at Claremont Graduate School and earned a PhD in economics in 1967.


Sean Marie Maloney ’86

Sean was born in  Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain, to Dr. Thomas R. Maloney III and Lila Lee Maloney. She graduated from Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas, and attended Reed and Portland State University. Witty and intelligent, Sean loved living in Portland and worked for many years at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Having a well-developed intellectual curiosity, she was a storehouse of information. Friends and family said, “Before there was Google, there was Sean.”

As an organ donor, Sean’s thoughtfulness and generosity continued after her death. Her mother and brother Thomas R. Maloney IV survive her.

Eleanor May ’45

Her parents, both college graduates, assumed that Eleanor and her two sisters would go to college.

“But they weren’t in any position to provide the means for our living on campuses,” Eleanor remembered. She won a small scholarship at Reed. In the fall of 1941, the tuition was $250, and by living at home she could afford to “go to college.”


Roger Ives Miller ’52

An Oregon native, Roger attended Reed, where he studied nuclear chemistry. He wrote his thesis, “Irradiation Experiments Using the New Co⁶⁰ Source” with Prof. Arthur F. Scott [chemistry 1923–79]. At Reed he met and married Barbara Jean Goldman ’52. After graduation, Roger worked at the Hanford Nuclear Site before going on to earn a master’s in radiation biology from the University of Rochester and study health physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York. Roger and Barbara then moved to California, where they raised their family. For 12 years he was a radiation chemist for Aerojet’s nuclear facility in San Ramon, California, and then worked for many years as chemistry/radiation superintendent at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Facility near Sacramento. After taking an early retirement, Roger enjoyed many active years of managing his small farms, volunteering, making home-brew, playing the piano, and devising ways to keep turkeys out of his gardens. Barbara died in 2002. Roger is survived by his four daughters: Alexi Miller, Alyssa Miller (who attended Reed 1977-79), Wendy Gibson, and Trudy Miller Penning; and three grandchildren.

Deirdre Dexter Malarkey ’57

Born into a New York society family, Didi grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, the youngest of five children raised in a culture of art, music, dance, and commerce. A playful child, she was quick to laugh and loved exploring, whether around the next bend in the Catskills woods or on the streets of Manhattan, where her father moved after her parents divorced. When Didi was seven, her mother remarried and moved her two daughters, the family pets, and governess to Los Alamos, New Mexico, motoring across the country in the family Packard.

In the 8th grade, following the family tradition, Didi was sent off to a private boarding school in Putney, Vermont. She started at Reed when she was 16. 

Taking time off to teach skiing in Austria, she was courted by an amorous count who proposed to her. She declined the proposal and then met Stoddard Malarkey ’55 on a ski trip to Mount Hood. His first proposal was along the lines, “We ought to get married,” and Didi dove into the adjacent swimming pool and swam away. When he finally said, “Will you marry me?” she agreed, wedding him in 1955 and raising three sons, primarily in Eugene, where Stoddard taught at the University of Oregon. The family lived in Eugene and Tumalo, Oregon. Stoddard died in 1990.


Kurt Randall Myers ’86

Born in San Francisco, Kurt earned his bachelor’s degree at Reed with a double major in physics and chemistry, writing an interdisciplinary thesis on “A Relationship of a Trinity: a Linear Approach to Calculate the Ground State Energy of Helium Using the Wave Functions from an Exactly Soluble Free-body Model.” 

“I have found that I have quite an open mind and tend to be less judgmental than many of m colleagues,” Kurt once said of his Reed education. “The small conferences have given me the confidence to speak up in front of perfect strangers without feeling intimidated by them.”

At the University of Chicago he completed his PhD in theoretical chemistry with Dr. Karl Freed as his thesis advisor. Kurt’s publications were on theoretical predictions of polymer interactions with a surface, using renormalization group theory to calculate the polymer unit self-interaction terms.


Colleen Powers Mahon ’48

Born in Salem, Oregon, to Sidney and Anita Powers, Colleen was Queen of the Molalla Buckeroo and graduated as valedictorian from Molalla High School. After starting at Reed, she went on to Oregon State University, where she graduated with a degree in early childhood education. She later earned a master’s degree in teaching from OSU, and was a lifelong member of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

Colleen married Harold Mahon and had three children, Anne, Keith, and Marlise. The family traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and lived in Seattle, Washington, Boulder, Colorado, Zurich, Switzerland, and Newton, Massachusetts. In later years, Colleen returned to Salem before moving to Missoula in 2013.

She was an active community member, particularly with the Girl Scouts and the PTA. Colleen loved raising Swiss mountain dogs, and was an avid genealogist, spending more than 20 years collecting stories and researching the lives of her family. Her daughter, Anne, preceded her in death, and her son, Keith, and daughter, Marlise Flynn, survive her.

Dale Owen Merrill ’49

For more than 40 years Dale lived in Goleta, California, where he was a school principal and a private pilot. As the first person in his family to attend college, he valued his education at Reed.

“Reed gave me a deep appreciation for a fine education,” he said. “I wish I had been better educated when I arrived; I would have chosen a different major.”


John Michael McCauley ’59

Born in Portland, Mike attended Roosevelt High School and Reed before graduating in mathematics from the University of Oregon in 1960. He earned a master’s in economics from Portland State University and worked as an economist for the State of Oregon, the Secretary of State, the Department of Employment, Hyster Company, and Bonneville Power Administration.

Mike worked for a time at Portland’s famed Vat & Tonsure restaurant before moving to Seaside to care for his ailing parents. After moving to Astoria, he worked at the Ship Inn, a British pub. He enjoyed taking walks, listening to music, and writing poetry. His brother, James; daughter, Ann Margaret; and granddaughter, Estella Pecoraro, survive him. Mike’s first wife, Ann Goddard Jackson, lives in Portland, and his second wife, Jann Ingle Dryer, died in 2013.

Phillip Moloso III ’59

The Urban Dictionary defines the world moloso as a unique person who is strange and interesting. Phillip was definitely one of a kind: brilliant, humble, and endlessly curious about life and fond of witty jokes.

He graduated from Seattle’s Queen Anne High School in 1955, tied for the top of his class. Continuing his education at Reed, he worked with his advisers, Professors Herbert J. Landar [anthropology 1957–59] and David French ’39 [anthropology 1947–88] in writing his thesis, A Componential Analysis of Navaho Kinship Data. Phil went on to get a master’s in library science from the University of Denver and did graduate study at Yale.

Self-identified as an anthropologist, linguistics scholar, musician, and polymath, Phil was on the faculty at Glendale Community College from 1966 to 2002. He was a librarian, a professor of business and mathematics, and a department chair, teaching courses in English literature, composition, math, music, graphic arts, and computer science. He loved sharing his discoveries with others, and touched the lives of thousands of students. Upon retirement, he continued to study music, learning the bassoon, oboe, and guitar and continuing with the harpsichord and piano. He composed Kindertoten II, which was performed by the Glendale Community College Guitar Ensemble.


William Montgomery ’51

A major force in the Portland advertising community, William joined his father’s agency, Richard G. Montgomery and Associates Advertising Agency, in 1950, working with his late father and his brother, Richard Jr., for two decades. He continued in the advertising business as agency principal and owner until his retirement in 1989. During his career, he was an instructor at the school of journalism, University of Oregon; business school at Portland State University; and Bassist College, of which he was a board member and past chairman

Born in Portland, William graduated from Lincoln High School, served in the Army Air Force during the closing months of World War II, and then attended Reed. His father was a noted Northwest author and book reviewer, and during his father’s last days and following his death, William continued his father’s “book chats” radio program for several years. His grandfather was for 50 years the president of the J.K. Gill Company, founded by his great-grandfather Joseph Kaye Gill.


Niloufar Mobasser ’81

February 2012, in Caversham, England, of heart failure.

Softly spoken and intensely private, Nilou was “freedom’s translator.” “Translating was more than a job for her,” said her brother, Bahman. “It was her passion.”


Betty Brockman Martin ’41

Betty wrote her thesis, “The Geodesics on a Torus and Their Isogonal Projections,” with Prof. Frank Griffin [math 1911–56]. She and her sister, Wanda Brockman ’40, were proud to be Reed graduates. After college Betty began working at NASA, leading a group of women doing work with the slide rule that is now done by computer. She quit in 1945 to marry Andrew Martin, and they moved to Bellevue, Washington, where Andy took a job with Boeing. When Andy was transferred, the family, which included three daughters and a son, moved to Huntsville, Alabama. They returned to Bellevue in 1966, but with the Boeing cutback in 1972 (which led to the billboard reading “Would the last person leaving Seattle turn off the lights?”), Andy found civil service work  at the Justice Department. A series of transfers moved them to Atlanta, Tallahassee, Raleigh, and Lexington. Betty returned to civil service as well, this time as an IRS auditor. She enjoyed being back at work, developing rapport with workers, and meeting the “amusing” public. Her innate leadership skills became evident and she ended up as lead in her office.

With all the moves around the South, Betty discovered a hobby in Civil War history. The couple retired to Bellevue, and following Andy’s death, Betty became very involved with her church, especially with missions work. She remained a voracious reader, particularly of American history, with a partiality to anything related to Abraham Lincoln. One day she said, “I wish someone would give me a bust of Lincoln.” She remained cognizant to the end and passed away in her home, as she had requested. She is survived by three of her four children.

Tamar Monhait ’98

The life of multidisciplinary artist Tamar Monhait was cut tragically short when the bicycle she was riding collided with a garbage truck making a left turn.

Originally from Chicago, Tamar attended Reed, but got a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As an artist, she explored process, ritual, music mathematics, technology, and time. Her work included photographs, paintings, and music, and she participated in group shows in Portland at Disjecta, Hall Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Mark Woolley Gallery, and the Jace Gace restaurant, and the Newberg Gallery at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She had solo exhibitions at Stumptown Downtown, and was also exhibited by Studio Nemo. Tamar was the inaugural curator for Disjecta Vestibule, an independent project space dedicated to showing dynamic site-specific installations and collaborations.

Michael Meriwether ’55

Born in Portland, Mike was 16 years old when he graduated from high school and entered Reed, where he met Joan Ross ’54 of Seattle. They married in 1955, moved to Hawaii, and had three children.

Mike attended graduate school at the University of Chicago to pursue doctoral studies in political science. He returned to Hawaii and was appointed to serve on the committee for designing and developing Hawaii’s statehood. He wrote legislation to maintain the territorial and cultural rights of the local and indigenous peoples, fair labor practices, affordable health care, and higher education.


Patricia Mitchell ’32

March 27, 2018, in Portland, at 108 years of age.

The only child of Hugh and Jane Mitchell, Patricia was born in Orland, California, where her father worked for the Bureau of Fisheries. The family moved up and down the Pacific coast, and after attending grade school in Clackamas, Pat graduated from Washington High School. At Reed, she majored in art and wrote her thesis, “A Sketch for a Mural Painting to be Placed over a Fireplace,” gaining a combined liberal arts and fine arts degree from Reed and the School of Museum of Fine Arts.


Richard Irving Maddox ’41

March 14, 2018, in the Bay Area, California.

Dick grew up near the University of Portland and attended Reed as a freshman, where his professors provided him with invaluable insight into the emerging European conflicts. He was in the naval reserve and was called up the next year to go to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nine days later, he married Marie Javerliat ’41, a classmate from both Portland’s Clinton Kelly High School of Commerce and Reed. Dick was immediately assigned to duty in the Pacific, serving aboard destroyers throughout the war.


Charlene Welsh Miller ’42

April 25, 2018, in Ithaca, New York, following a stroke.

A Portland native, Charlene graduated from Reed with a degree in English language and literature. Four years later, she married the love of her life, a fellow Reedie named Frank Barton Miller Jr. ’43. After receiving his doctorate from Cornell University, Frank joined its faculty as a professor of industrial and labor relations. An active member of the Cornell community, Charlene worked in the music department of the College of Arts & Sciences, volunteered as an employment counselor at the Professional Skills Roster, and participated in the activities of the Cornell Catholic Community.  She was a proud member of the Drama Club of Ithaca for more than 30 years and provided piano lessons to people in the area. During their 60 years of marriage, the couple was rarely apart, sharing a love of music and the arts, traveling to Shakespeare festivals, the ballet, concerts, and art tours.


Merlin Morasch ’48

March 21, 2018, in Portland.

Except for his time in the army, Portland was the only home Mel knew. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School and went to work at Boeing, where he proudly worked on the B-17 bomber assembly line. Mel was drafted in 1943 and placed in the Army Specialized Training Program, a higher-education program at Fordham University instituted to provision the army with junior officers. After only nine months, the army realized it didn’t need more officers; it needed soldiers. Thus began Mel’s time with the U.S. Army’s 104th Infantry Division—better known as the Timberwolves. From the 104th’s training camp in Camp Carson, Colorado, he landed in Cherbourg, France. Serving as a medic with the 329th Medical Battalion, Mel was one of the first medics sent into the Nordhausen concentration camp to search for survivors. He was honorably discharged from the army in 1945 and returned to Portland, where he graduated from Reed on the GI Bill in 1948. He wrote his thesis, “Reproducibility of Decay Curves of Infra-red Phosphors,” with Prof. Raymond Ellickson [physics 1946–48].


Billie Herzog Marx ’49

April 20, 2018, in Portland.

Billie grew up in Portland and graduated from Grant High School. She attended Reed for two years and graduated from the University of Oregon. After several years working in San Francisco, she returned to Portland to marry Chuck Marx. The couple enjoyed playing tennis, and highlights in their lives were trips to Italy and England. After Chuck passed away in 2002, Billie moved to Holladay Park Plaza, where she lived until her death. Her interests included reading, rooting for the Trail Blazers, attending plays, and spending time with family and friends.

Robert Morris ’58

November 28, 2018, in Kingston, New York, of pneumonia.

A key innovator of the minimalist and conceptual art movements, Robert Morris was one of the most influential artists of the ’60s and ’70s, redefining the concept of “artist” with a career that also included dance, performance art, and earthworks.


Eleanor Emmons Maccoby ’39

December 11, 2018, in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 101, of pneumonia.

One of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Eleanor was renowned for research showing that—in most respects—the minds of men and women do not differ, overturning centuries of dubious assumptions. She made key contributions to understanding differences in development between girls and boys, infants’ emotional attachments, and how divorce and child custody affect children.


M. Joyce Hyman MacGregor ’53

September 30, 2018, in Renton, Washington, of breast cancer.

The only child of Roger and Charlotte Hyman, Joyce grew up in the Wallingford area of Seattle and forged a circle of friends in kindergarten that lasted a lifetime. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she headed to Portland to attend Reed, where she met her true love, Duncan MacGregor ’51. The diminutive Joyce (4' 11") had a big, fun-loving personality—the perfect foil to Duncan’s measured, academic, and serious nature. It was a match made in heaven, and they married in 1951. They raised three children and moved to Italy in 1972 with their youngest daughter in tow. This marked the beginning of four years of travel, adventure, new food, new friends, and some hilarious hijinks. 

After Duncan’s death in 2010, Joyce was active in family life until a recurrence of breast cancer in January, following a 20-year remission. To the end, she remained a person of grace, and slipped away quietly after a three-day hospitalization. Her children Jamie Deak and Roger MacGregor survive her.

Mary Jo Moore Kitz ’54

September 2, 2018, in Boise, Idaho.

Hailed as an eco-warrior, Jo dedicated her life to working for environmental causes. “What I’m doing is really a passion because I believe in saving the land as it is,” she said. “We have this incredible diversity and we’re on the verge of losing it.”


Elaine Mitchell Attias ’45

December 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Filmmaker, journalist, and activist, Elaine identified with the less fortunate in society. She attended Reed and the University of Chicago, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. After university, she worked for the International Longshoremen’s Association and the legendary labor leader Harry Bridges. As a progressive activist in the late ’40s, she campaigned for Henry Wallace.

She married soon afterwards to Henry Attias and had two children she raised with great love and devotion. Elaine resumed her education at UCLA and received a graduate degree in theater arts. She produced several documentary films, including Italianamerican, an early effort of director Martin Scorsese, and was a freelance journalist published in newspapers including the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Social activism was a constant in her life and she was honored to have been included on President Nixon’s “enemies list.” Through it all, Elaine was beloved by many who experienced her graciousness, generosity, humor, and spirit. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Attias, and her son, Dan Attias.

William Macbeth ’51

December 4, 2018, in Oregon City, Oregon, of heart failure.

Born in Yakima, Washington, William graduated from Reed with a degree in mathematics and then joined the U.S. Army, where he was admitted to officer training. A Portland resident, he married Phyllis Broms of Multnomah, Oregon, in 1950. He enjoyed a long career with Portland Power and Light. He and Phyllis spent many years salmon fishing and touring the Northwest coastal waters in their seafaring vessels.

Nancy Meigs Brandriss ’52

December 10, 2010, in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Nancy and her brother grew up in Chico, California, and Arlington, Virginia. After graduating from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, Nancy enrolled at Reed. After a year, she transferred to Drew University, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in botany. She taught horticulture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, further developing her love of plants and gardens. In New York, she met Michael Brandriss, a medical student at New York University, and they married in 1955. 

The couple moved to Maryland to pursue Michael’s medical career and begin a family before eventually settling down in Pittsford, New York. Nancy was an inspiring mother to her four children, with whom she shared her love of open skies, fresh air, woods, lakes, and mountains. She is survived by her brother, Willard Meigs; her sons, David, Peter, and Mark; and her daughter, Deborah Sullivan.

William McDonald ’53

December 18, 2018, in Milwaukie, Oregon.

An icon of Milwaukie and the Clackamas County area, Bill passed away on his 93rd birthday at his home with loved ones by his side. He was born in Colchester, England, to a family that was not wealthy, but his extreme intelligence provided an opportunity to attend private school on scholarship. In 1940, at age 14, he and his younger sister, Fay, crossed the Atlantic to escape the bombings in England, landing in New York and then traveling to Portland by train. They were sponsored by a local Milwaukie couple, the Fetchlands. His loving parents paid for the voyage and keep with their very limited funds, and Bill worked jobs as well. It was a hard childhood that he accepted without complaint.


Stephen A. Marder ’75

November 21, 2017, in Narberth, Pennsylvania.

Born in Philadelphia, Stephen grew up with a fascination for life, and in particular its intellectual aspects. From an early age, he pursued the natural sciences and geology, and collected all forms of antiques—from African art to Sandwich glass (named after the glass made in Sandwich, Massachusetts) to real photo postcards (versus the lithographic or offset printing processes used in most postcards).


Aida Bogas Metzenberg ’77

March 18, 2018, in Northridge, California, from the progression of a neurodegenerative disorder.

Aida was an accomplished scientist, genetic counselor, and professor. For her last 20 years, she fought valiantly against an unknown neurodegenerative disorder and was essentially quadriplegic for 10 of those years.


Stan Metzenberg ’80

July 24, 2018, in San Mateo, California, of a brain tumor.

“In our family, Stan was the Hero with a capital H,” said his daughter, Gretchen Metzenberg ’07. “He was completely devoted to supporting my mother in her life and career despite her profound disability in the last 20 years of her life. She could not have continued without him, and through her work they changed the courses of many students’ lives.”


Shirley Ann Berenson Mark ’44

July 30, 2019, in Portland, of natural causes.

Born in Portland to Max and Florence Berenson, Shirley went to the University of Washington and Reed. In 1944, she met Danny Fromer—on leave from the army—at a dance at the Jewish Community Center. They married and had three children, Eileen, Marty, and Jim. Danny died in 1982, and two years later, Shirley met Louis Mark in Palm Springs, California. They married later that year and spent many happy years together, dividing their time between Palm Springs and Portland, until Lou passed away in 2013. Shirley’s life revolved around family and friends, and she loved taking her children and grandchildren on cruises.

Joan Kulgren Martin ’53

January 16, 2020, in Stony Brook, New York, from a stroke.

Joan grew up in Tacoma, Washington, where she graduated from Lincoln High School. At Reed, she wrote her thesis, “Curse and Expiation in the Novels of William Faulkner,” with Prof. Donald MacRae [English 1944–73] advising.


Jill McLean ’56

October 13, 2019, in Vancouver, Washington.

The death of her sibling when Jill was 19 shaped her outlook. “From then on,” she said, “I learned to value today, and not take the future for granted.” She transferred to Reed as a biology major and wrote her thesis, “An Investigation of the Response of the Proximal Retinal Pigment in Crustaceans to Direct Stimulation and to Drugs,” advised by Prof. Lewis H. Kleinholz [biology 1946–80]. “Reed is stretching, learning,” she said, “people doing something for the first time in  a nonjudgmental atmosphere.”


Robert Woods Mann ’60

October 22, 2019, at his home in Oneida New York.

After attending Reed and the University of San Francisco, Robert worked as science editor for W.H. Freeman and Company, the book-publishing affiliate of Scientific American. While working as a technical editor and publications manager at Insurnet Inc. in the early ’80s, he wrote, “Until now, the software industry has paid little attention to the careful preparation of written documents. I believe that as we move into the era of the automation of everyday tasks, writing skills will become increasingly important. It is up to those developing computer application systems to find ways to make those systems as simple, clear, and even as friendly as possible.”


James S. Martin ’75

August 25, 2019, in Ashland, Oregon, from acute myeloid leukemia.

Jim was born in Seattle, Washington and got his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University. He earned a master’s degree in theatre from the University of Washington and a master’s in teaching from Reed. His favorite Reed memory was discussing contemporary European fiction at the home of Prof. Kaspar Locher [German 1950–88]. Jim taught for years at Crater High School in Central Point, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his sons, Phillip and Simon; and his sisters, Judy and Nancy.

Phiz Mezey ’48

May 10, 2020, in San Francisco, California.

 Social justice, strong will, independent spirit, and curiosity drove Phiz’s remarkable career as a journalist, photographer, writer, and teacher.


Abigail Mann Thernstrom ’58

April 10, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia, of multiple organ failure after lapsing into a coma.

A leading skeptic of affirmative action programs, Abigail supported civil rights, but concluded that color-blind policies worked better than preferential treatment for racial disparities in educational achievement, voting, and employment.


Hannah Mead ’20

May 29, 2020, in Portland, Oregon.

Born in Portland, Hannah was raised in Beaverton where she graduated as valedictorian of the Health & Science School. She was a science and math major and wrote her thesis, “Untangling Tech and Timbre: Assumptions Make Algorithms,” which explored sound, faith, and justice through the lens of computing. Her adviser was Prof. Eric Roberts. 


Benjamin Franklin Martin III ’99

March 16, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, as a result of a traffic accident.

Ben graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earned an MS in telecommunications with a certificate in advanced networking protocols from George Mason University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Reed, where he wrote his thesis with Prof. Leslie Butler [history 1997–98]. He went on to get a JD from Lewis and Clark College and was licensed to practice law in Oregon.


Marilyn Morgan Olmstead ’65

September 30, 2020, in Davis, California, from an accident while riding her bike.

A renowned international leader in the crystallographic study of fullerenes or buckyballs—spherical, crystalline allotropes of carbon— Marilyn devoted her life to deciphering nature’s rules for the assembly of molecules and atoms.


Francis Many ’56

August 30, 2020, in Navarro, California, of a heart attack.

Known as Fran by his family, Francis was born and raised in rural Mendham Township, New Jersey. He graduated from Morristown High School and came to Reed in 1953 after discovering that the Colorado School of Mines was not to his liking. His favorite professor at Reed was Prof. John Pock [sociology 1955–98], of whom he spoke fondly for many years, and he wrote his thesis, “Students’ Ideal and Typical Teachers,” with Prof. Leslie Squier [psychology 1953–88] advising.


James McQuillen ’86

Photo by Matt Giraud '85

September 13, 2020, in Portland, from liver failure.

James was a self-made man: someone with a stubborn determination not to be made by others, but to make himself—to learn, experience, and master on his own terms every nuance of the world he encountered. 


R. Monteith Macoubrie ’42

R. Monteith Macoubrie ’42

December 24, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, of natural causes at age 101.


Karl L. Metzenberg ’54

December 5, 2020, in Santa Barbara, California.

Born in Chicago, Karl learned to sail when he was 9 years old. He came to Reed, where he met people who changed his life. After leaving Reed, he started Caffé Espresso, the first “Italian” coffee house in Portland, in 1958. Looking at its patrons, the Oregonian commented, “They are this generation’s intellectual youths. They favor Sartre and Hemingway and admire Pogo. They accept Ferlinghetti but think it ostentatious to pack a copy of Howl.”


Frances Manbeck Taber ’60

February 7, 2021, in Wenatchee, Washington.

Frances received her high school diploma from Nürnberg American High School in Germany and majored in German at Reed. After earning a master’s degree at the University of Oregon, she taught humanities and languages at Wenatchee Valley College. While living in Wenatchee, she met Warren Taber, and they married in 1967. In addition to Warren’s children from a previous marriage, they had one child, Michael.

After moving to the Oregon coast and then to Seattle—where Fran taught speed-reading courses and worked as a licensed securities broker and real estate agent—she and Warren returned to the Wenatchee Valley. They built a log cabin with a cherry orchard in a narrow canyon near Cashmere, Washington. Fran raised gardens and practiced a philosophy of “light living” and self-sufficiency. An ill-fated attempt to make a business of raising worms and compost led to her opening a small store that purveyed worms, but she added books and local arts and crafts to the mix. That modest enterprise, Homesteader Book Store, grew into a thriving bookstore and hangout for liberal-minded readers. Fran ran the store for 15 years, taking on a partner the last few years so she could fulfill her dream of running sled dogs with Warren in the snow and ice around Fish Lake. As rugged as she was literate, Fran lived for five years in a small cabin with 16 dogs. When Warren died in 2000, she refocused her work on small-farm agriculture and valley improvement. She was one of the founders of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market and was named Farmers Market Lady of the Year in 1980.


Harriett McWethy Straus ’54

November 29, 2020, in Gardiner, New York.

Born in Chadron, Nebraska, Harriett grew up on a ranch in Wyoming. At Reed, she studied Russian literature and met David Straus ’53, marrying him in 1955. She went on to earn a degree in library science from SUNY Buffalo and worked as the law librarian for the Ulster County Supreme Court in Kingston, New York, until retiring in 1996. She was civically engaged as a member of the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, supported the American Friends Service Committee, and donated time to the Office for the Aging.

A dedicated researcher with eclectic curiosity, Harriet was interested in local history and native flora and fauna. She enjoyed book groups and supported local libraries. She is survived by her three children: Lisa, Lee, and David.

Robert Morris ’65

February 6, 2021, at home in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Robert grew up in Little Silver, New Jersey, adjacent to Fort Monmouth, which gained notoriety during the Red Scare of the early ’50s. Senator Joseph McCarthy attacked the army’s Signal Corps Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, claiming that the Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg had created a spy ring at the post and that the Communist Party had organized a special unit to infiltrate it. As a result of McCarthy’s allegations, 42 federal employees were labeled security risks and suspended by the army in 1953.


Michael Moran ’67

October 16, 2020, in Portland.

Mike was born in Portland, and, except for a few years spent in Nebraska during his childhood, was a lifelong resident of Oregon. He was proud to be in the first graduating class at Sunset High School in Beaverton, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. Thus began a lifelong passion for learning. At Reed, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He wrote his thesis, “Mercury Photosensitized Reactions of Ethylene at Medium Pressures,” with Prof. Frederick Tabbutt [chemistry 1957–71] advising. He earned an MS in both chemistry and math at UC Berkeley, but before he could continue in the next step of his education, the Vietnam War intervened.


Lynn Ann Meisch ’68

December 4, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A renowned cultural anthropologist, writer, weaver, and professor emerita of anthropology, Lynn was the second of four children born to architects Francis and Elaine Meisch. She attended Cooper Grade School and St. Albert the Great Catholic School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During her childhood, she acquired a collection of international dolls from her aunt Jerry, who had served in the American Red Cross in Europe immediately following the Second World War. Dressed in their native costumes, the dolls ignited Lynn’s lifelong interest in costume, textiles, and cultural anthropology.


Robert Mare ’73

February 1, 2021, in Los Angeles, California, of leukemia.

An expert on social inequality and demographic trends, Robert, in his scholarship contributed to the understanding of social trends in schooling, marriage, and multigenerational transmission processes.


Michael Munk ’56

The week of July 20th, 2021, in Portland.

Historian, journalist, political scientist, and union organizer, Mike led the life of a radical, fighting for social justice in domains both vast and tiny. It was an epiphany he had at Reed that set him on his lifetime quest.


Robert E. Myers ’60

July 8, 2021, in Santa Rosa, California.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Bob excelled in school and sports. He was a starting lineman on Piedmont High’s legendary 1941 football team and in the high school’s hall of fame. His nascent college career was interrupted by World War II. After graduating from the California Maritime Academy, Bob served in the merchant marine until the war ended.


Jacqueline Moore Svaren ’50

November 20, 2021, in Seattle, Washington.

A leading figure in the revival of the art of calligraphy, Jaki spearheaded a national renaissance of the art form, putting Portland on the map as one of its centers along with England and Germany.


Lotus Simon Miller ’46

October 24, 2021, in Ames, Iowa.

Lotus was born in Portland, the younger of two sisters both named after attractive flowers. Her sister Calypso, however, preferred the nickname Mitzi. Lotus was president of her senior class at Reed and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Prof. Ralph Macy [biology 1942–55] advised her on her thesis, “An Investigation of the Zonation of Intertidal Animals of Boiler Bay, Oregon,” a topic she chose to become more knowledgeable than her father in at least one area of natural history.


Mary McCain Rossborough ’49

September 21, 2021, in Danvers, Massachusetts.

During her childhood, Mary’s family moved frequently following her father’s work for the FBI. During the Second World War, they settled on a farm near Portland, but that early movement formed the backbone of Mary’s early education. By observing people in different parts of the country living under different conditions, she gained an appreciation and respect for the diversity in which we live.

Mary graduated early from Oregon City High School, and because her father was opposed to her going away to college, she started at Reed. It was not an easy adjustment.


Paul Meilleur ’65

May 28, 2021, in Ukiah, California, after flipping over in an ATV.

Paul was born in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from North Central High School. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “An Analysis of the Concept of Teaching,” advised by Prof. Edwin Garlan [philosophy 1946­–73]. After graduating, he moved to California, where he lived the rest of his life and worked as a computer consultant and handyman. He was driving an ATV up a steep hill when it began to flip over. His passenger escaped before it turned over, but Paul remained on the vehicle and was killed as it flipped over.


Lois Shoemaker Markus ’45

December 11, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lois began her life in North Dakota as the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. From early childhood she demonstrated exceptional visual and musical memory and taught herself to read music from church hymnals. A curious, observant, and resourceful child, she loved using her hands to draw, paint, sew, and embroider. She enjoyed school and spent hours reading library books. In high school, she played flute in the band and orchestra and delighted in art classes.

At Reed, she found herself among kindred spirits. Her reading strengths allowed her to study broadly, focusing on early modern European history, and upon graduation she was awarded a prize for her senior thesis, “The Puritan Movement and the Problem of Authority in the Tudor State, 1570–1603,” advised by Prof. Reginald Arragon [history 1923–74].


Charles E. Marks ’62

April 18, 2022, in Seattle, Washington.

A Portland native, Charles was on track to becoming either a policeman or a longshoreman when a high school teacher told him he should apply to Reed. To put himself through college, he cleaned houses nights and weekends. He wrote his thesis, “Hare’s Refutation of Naturalism,” advised by Prof. Marvin Levich [philosophy 1953–94]. Because he was a day dodger who lived off campus, Charles wasn’t socially connected to classmates, but he loved Reed because it exposed him to the world, culture, and thought. He also felt greatly indebted to Levich, who served as his mentor.


Suzan Butler Mayer ’62

March 21, 2019, in Portland.

Born in Portland, Suzan graduated from Lincoln High School and entered Reed’s joint program with the Museum Art School.

“Everyone seemed way more sophisticated than I and had glamorous, famous parents,” she remembered of her days at Reed. “Nonetheless, I prefer having been challenged in all respects than to have slid through a conventional school. Why, I was amazed to find there was a theory of theories! Unsettling, richly strenuous and soulful, Reed made me what I am.”


Jerene Kirkman Merritt ’72

February 23, 2022, in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Contributed by Teresa Doane ’72


Francis W. Martin ’73

January 25, 2022, in San Clemente, California.

Frank was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Slavic studies. He wrote his thesis, “Pushkin Alias Evgeni: The Bronze Horseman as Autobiography,” advised by Prof. Douglas Herron [Russian 1972–76], and went on to earn a master’s degree in international business.


Diana Miller Sauerhaft ’84

October 5, 2021, in Los Altos, California.

Contributed by David Sauerhaft ’82


Herbert W. Miller ’50

June 8, 2022, in Portland.

Herb grew up in Portland, graduated from Richmond Elementary and Franklin High School, and joined the U.S. Navy prior to the end of World War II. After the war, he came to Reed, earned a degree in mathematics, and then enjoyed a career as an industrial developer in Oregon and Washington. He also worked for the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway, which eventually merged with other regional railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad.


Leslie McCune Grace ’59

May 1, 2022, in Seattle, Washington.

For her first nine years, Leslie lived on her parents’ boat moored at the Seattle Yacht Club. Subsequently the family moved to a house in the Montlake neighborhood, where Leslie attended Montlake School, Meany Middle School, and Garfield High School. She came to Reed for two years and completed her BA at Seattle Pacific University.

She taught social studies at Issaquah Junior High School for three years and dreamed of traveling the world. An idea took root when a friend idly commented to her, “Wouldn’t it be interesting to open an import shop?”


Alice Turtledove Meyer MALS ’89

July 19, 2022, in Portland, of cancer.

Alice believed thoughtful, committed people, joining forces, could repair the world. A native Oregonian, she was born on the eve of the Great Depression to David and Fanny Turtledove, who instilled in her an ethos of political engagement and empathy. With a sense of responsibility towards the less fortunate, Alice grew into a woman who dedicated her life to community building and activism.


Stephen R. McCarthy ’66, Trustee

January 2, 2023, in Portland, from Parkinson’s disease.

Steve was often described as the perfect Reedie. Serial entrepreneur, outdoorsman, lover of art, savvy marketer, perfectionist, passionate advocate, he captured the restless quest for excellence, knowledge, and the well-lived life that motivates so many students at Reed.


Jeannette Mejdell Elliott ’48

October 27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.

Growing up in Portland, Jeanette attended Woodstock Elementary and Franklin High schools. She worked as a maid through high school, and during World War II worked in the shipyards. At Reed, she met her husband, Robert Elliott ’49. She became a librarian at Arleta Grade School. Remembered for her intelligent, down-to-earth comments and humor, she generously gave to her community. She is survived by her brother, Harry; sister, Elizabeth; son, Robert; and daughter, Karen Krettler.

Thomas McIntyre ’73

November 3, 2022, in Sheridan, Wyoming, of natural causes.

Renowned as one of America’s great outdoor writers, Thomas was born in Downey, California, and educated by the Jesuits at Loyola High School. Wildly curious and well read, Tom came to Reed. Few things on this mortal coil failed to interest him.


Gregory G. Maskarinec ’74

June 16, 2022, in Honolulu, Hawaii, from cancer.

Having proved to be a constant antagonist to his teachers, Gregory graduated from high school in Idaho Falls on the condition that he not attend classes. In 1969, he began at Reed, where he met many an intellectual match and made lifelong friends, including Prof. Joe Roberts [math 1952–2014]. Gregory fondly recalled drinking the products of Roberts’s home brewery.


Fred Matthies ’49

November 16, 2022, in Portland, from congestive heart failure.

Though not a superstitious man, Fred liked to point out that he was born in the year of the rabbit—August 29, 1927, to be exact—and that luck had smiled on him all his life. A strong case could be made that he was right. For starters, he was adopted from Holy Cross Hospital in Spokane, Washington, by Silas and Myrtle Matthies, a prosperous couple from the area. They loved Fred as if he were their own, and he had no idea he’d been adopted until he was an adult. It is said that adopting a child can improve the odds of conceiving one, and sure enough, Fred was blessed with a little brother named Si in 1930.


Margaret Strawn Mesirow ’62, MAT ’64

December 5, 2022, in Portland, at home.

Margaret was born in Pocatello, Idaho, and was one of four valedictorians graduating in her Pocatello High School class. She attended Reed, majored in Russian, and wrote her thesis, “Yuri Zhivago in the ‘Superfluous Man’ Tradition,” advised by Prof. Vera K. Krivoshein [Russian 1949–72]. Two years later, she received her master of arts in teaching from Reed. While at Reed, she met David Mesirow, whom she married in 1962. They were married for 52 years, until his passing in 2014.


Marion Marx ’48

January 28, 2023, peacefully in Pasadena, California.

Marion was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was a double major in literature and Spanish at Reed. Marion and her husband, Horace, spent their retirement traveling to places like Alaska and Mexico, cooking healthy meals together, and working on their fitness. In 2008, they celebrated 60 years of marriage with their son, daughter, and grandchildren. Horace passed away in 2010. Marion will be remembered by all she touched with her kindness, intelligence, and generosity of spirit.

Emerson Mitchell ’71

April 23, 2023, at home in Martinez, California.

Emerson Mitchell was a teacher, a mentor, and a genius problem solver. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, he earned his bachelor of arts in mathematics from Reed, his master of arts in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His professional career was in computer programming. He was active in his church, Walnut Creek Methodist, and in the pursuit of social justice. Formerly Emerson was active in the Society for Creative Anachronism, known there as Emory MacMichael.


Monica Ellen Mayper ’73

May 7, 2023, at home, with friends and family at her side.

A favorite quote of Monica’s: “The pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite—toujours, bon appetit!” Monica celebrated those pleasures through her literary talent and her zest for life.


Erik Mutén ’77

February 2, 2023 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Erik was an irrepressible force and a loving provocateur. There was no limit to his enthusiasm for creative ways to experience the joy of living.